Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Making Vegan Snickers

Snickers.

Many moons ago, I would watch Seinfeld marathons at 5am and eat my beloved chocolate treat. It occurred to me, that there is NO reason I should deprive myself of my Snickery desires just because I refuse to buy the version available in stores!

So that was it. Something had to happen, and nobody was going to stop me!

New life goal: To make the perfect snickers bar




My first failed batch. They were still good, but as you can see the caramel appears to be like peanut brittle.



This is the cooking chocolate I use. It is available in Woolworths for under $3.00. However, my new favourite at the moment is the Belgian cooking chocolate available from Leo's for approximately $3.50.



After many failed caramel attempts, I finally achieved the desired result.



Ladies and gentlemen, I think I have achieved my goal...


Yes! Gasp in amazement at the perfect caramel consistency, delicious nougat peanutty-ness and painfully nommylicious layer of dark chocolate!

My trials began a few weeks ago and I was struggling to get the caramel right. It kept turning out like peanut brittle, rather than firm yet gooey caramel. After several failed batches, my friend provided me with a soft caramel recipe from a Dutch Bakery (thanks Julian!).

For those interested in making their own vegan snickers, please email me for the recipe. It is surprisingly easy to make, once you know how.

For those interested in not making their own vegan snickers but still wishing to eat one, please come over to my house or alternatively, dig deep into your pockets and purchase some Go Go Max Bars!



DAIRY FREE SNICKER BAR RECIPE


Directions
  1. Make the nougat, place nougat in a rectangular pan and flatten to about .5cm or more (however much nougat should be in the bar!). Put in fridge while you do the next step.
  2. Make caramel and pour it over the nougat flattened mix - I don't recommend too much. Let it set in the fridge for about 30 mins.
  3. Once a bit harder/firmer you then take it out of the fridge and cut it into squares (this can be a bit tricky so be careful!) *
  4. Now dip the bars into the melted chocolate. Drip away excess chocolate back into pan.
  5. Place each bar onto baking tray with waked paper and allow to cool in the fridge until chocolate is hard.
  6. Enjoy!!!
*There is another option here, instead of cutting into slices at step 3 and dipping into chocolate, you can simply lay the chocolate on top as the third layer and put back in the fridge for 15-20 mins. After this, simply cut into slices. Personally, I find this is easier because I am messy as!

To make nougat
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tablespoons peanut butter
3 cups icing sugar
Use mixer and mix, knead with hands and put in fridge

To make caramel
200g of golden syrup
200g of margarine
800g of condensed soy milk (If you don't have this then try to find another caramel recipe online that does not use condensed milk - but you do usually need it to make the caramel soft).
Boil the golden syrup and margarine really well and then take off the heat and add the condensed soy milk and stir together then poor in a tray. If it isn't stable then add corn flour until it is.

The chocolate
1 block of Coles/Woolworths dark cooking chocolate OR any block of your favourite vegan brand.
1-2 tblsp of copha, just enough to make the chocolate slightly softer for easier eating.
To melt, break into blocks and place into microwave. Once melted, stir in the copha.



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW THIS IS AWESOME AMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

excellent shopping list, thanks. Just thought I would say though that mentos, shapes and x-treme sour straps all have palm oil in them though. Something to stay clear off.

Amy said...

Hey Anon #2: I think you posted on the wrong blog article!!

Anyway, as my disclaimer suggests, the products listed on my list may contain palm oil. It is up to the individual whether they choose to consume it, or not.

Vegeface said...

omg, please post the recipe/msg it to me! They look so amazing!

Linzey said...

I want the recipe!!! I NEED snickers!

Amy said...

Guys, email me at nippalony@gmail.com

Amy said...

Having tasted the JOKERZ bar,
o. m. g - delicious!!

Tastes just like a snickers bar! So if you are too lazy to make your own, buy it!!!!

Brooke said...

Amy,
Please, please, please email me your recipe for you Fabulous Vegan Snickers Bar to Chef @ MamaEarthRocks.com (without any spaces in the email address - which were used to prevent spamming).

Katy said...

Please email me this recipe!! i can't wait to try it!! navywife0525@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

can you please e mail the recipe to the following: mzeiour@live.com

Anonymous said...

Please mail me your recipe :)
maren.schillinger@web.de
Thanks!

Chua said...

Hello

Googled vegan snickers and your blog came up! Am super intrigued to learn how you do it. Please email to adidasokapi[at]yahoo.com.sg

Thanks v much :D

Amy said...

Dear all,

Recipe has now been revised and available on the blog. Enjoy!

xox
Amy