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Healthy Homemade Mars Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Keto)

The popular Mars Bar candy bar just got a healthy homemade makeover! These no bake candy bars are better than store bought and guilt-free! Made with easy, simple ingredients, they are also paleo, vegan, gluten free, sugar free, keto and low carb!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, chocolate, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 Bars
Calories 267kcal
Author Arman

Ingredients

For the nougat layer

For the caramel layer

For the chocolate coating

Instructions

  • Line an 8 x 8 or deep dish pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add your coconut flour and cocoa powder and mix until combined. 
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or stove top, Add your almond butter and sticky sweetener and melt until combined. Pour into the dry mixture and mix until a crumbly texture remains. 
  • Using a tablespoon, add milk of choice until a thick batter remains. For a softer nougat, add a little more liquid. Transfer the batter to the lined pan and refrigerate. 
  • Make your caramel by combining the almond butter, sticky sweetener, and optional coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl or stove-top. Melt until combined and silky. Pour over the nougat and place in the freezer.
  • Once firm, cut into bars. Melt your chocolate chips of choice and dip each bar in the chocolate until evenly coated. Once all are coated, refrigerate until chocolate has firmed up. 

Notes

* For a sweeter nougat, add granulated sweetener of choice
** Depending on what dry mixture you use, you may need more- Adjust accordingly
*** Coconut oil is optional but lends a super creamy and smooth texture. 
**** For a very thin coating, stick to 1-1 1/2 cups. For a thick chocolate layer, aim for closer to 3.
Healthy Homemade Mars Bars can keep at room temperature, in a sealed container. Mars bars are best kept refrigerated but are also freezer friendly. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 2% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 1%