Healthy Snickers Bars…. Being A 60’s Child…. Marathon Bars

By Simon  , , , ,   , , , ,

March 31, 2017

A simple, healthy and fun blast back to my youth, the Marathon Bar, probably known to you youngsters as Snickers.  This version sports no processed sugar and the minimum of cooking.  A delicious layer of freshly made nougat using popped quinoa or rice,  fresh dates and syrup for the caramel.  All slavered in raw cacao.  As you'll see from the pic, what fun that part was!  Will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days......haha I don't think they'll last that long.........enjoy this epic, healthy and fun recipe!

  • Yields: 8 Bars


For The Nougat

8 Medjool dates, pitted

6 tbsp Almond or Sunflower seed butter

6 tbsp Brown rice syrup

1 dash Vanilla bean extract

12 tbsp Puffed quinoa or rice

2 tbsp Rice flour

For The Caramel

12 Medjool dates pitted

4 tbsp Coconut oil, warmed & melted

Water, to losen

1 pinch Sea salt, gently crushed

1 dash Vanilla bean extract

1 Handfull Peanuts, roasted & roughly chopped

To decorate

250 g Raw dark chocolate, smashed

1 tsp Coconut oil


Line a baking tray or dish with baking parchment. For the nougat, gently mix together all the ingrediants to form a nice dough, press into the lined tray, pop into a freezer for 30 minutes to set. For the caramel, add all the ingredients, except the nuts into a blender, whizzing to a smooth consistency, adding a little water as you go, until the consistency of caramel, add the crushed nuts, spread over the set nougat and return to the freezer for 1 hour. To decorate, melt the chocolate and coconut oil over a pan of gently simmering water. Remove the nougat and caramel from the freezer, cut into 8 bars, coat in melted chocolate, and set in the fridge until ready to devour.......


1 Review

Celia Dulieu

April 1, 2017

Sounds absolutely delicious. Sadly if i made these i would have to eat them all myself, so may have to leave for now………………