When Sam Wood, the creator of training, nutrition and mindfulness program 28 by Sam Wood offered to share a recipe from his meal plan, I could NOT GO PAST this Vegan Snickers Slice. Because, well look at it! Drooooooooooling!
Delicious, rich, and all goodness, no nasties, this is such a crowd pleaser of a dessert. Although you might want to keep it to yourself, in all honesty 😉
Thanks, Sam, I know this is going to be on high rotation in this household.
12-15 large medjool dates
1/3 cup macadamia nuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup cashew nuts (natural)
1/3 cup almond (or peanut) butter
1/3 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
To prepare the nougat layer, soak the macadamia nuts and cashew in warm water for 15 minutes.
Drain the soaking water and put the nuts, and 5 or 6 of the dates in a food processor. Blend until the dates are completely broken down and incorporated into a fine consistency.
Lay out 12 small cupcake liners, or 6 bigger ones, and evenly cover each base with the nougat. (I roll small discs and then place into the cup cake liner). Place in freezer while working on step two.
To make the caramel, combine the almond butter with the remaining dates and process until combined. Add the vanilla, a dash of maple syrup and a pinch of salt and pulse until smooth.
Roll into small discs and place evenly into the cupcakes on top of the nougat. Sprinkle some crushed macadamia and peanuts on top before adding the chocolate layer and press into the caramel.
Place back in freezer while making chocolate.
Put the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds in a bowl. Remove and mix through the cacao powder, remaining maple syrup and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Stir until combined then carefully pour the chocolate syrup evenly onto the cupcakes. Sprinkle any remaining crushed nuts over the top for a garnish
Place the cupcakes in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve. Enjoy!
About Sam Wood
Fitness expert Sam Wood is changing people’s lives. Founder of Gecko Sports for kids, owner of The Woodshed fitness destination in his hometown of Melbourne, and creator of 28 by Sam Wood, Sam is responsible for helping Aussies get their fit on and sort their nutrition out.
28 by Sam Wood
A 28 by Sam Wood program now starts every Monday, so as soon as you feel motivated to join, you can hop straight in. Covering training (28 minutes for 28 days), nutrition and mindfulness, Sam is seeing some great results from his 28ers.
If you’re keen to sign on, head over to 28bysamwood.com to find out more.