Homemade Mars Bars can be quickly made with just 3 ingredients and chocolate. They're high in protein and contain mood-boosting magnesium and other nutrients, making them a healthy candy bar option. Additionally, they're vegan, gluten-free, and free of refined sugar.
Homemade Mars Bars are a crispy chocolate shell with a fluffy fudge center, similar to a commercial Mars bars and a Three Musketeers bars. And I put them on a stick. Also after you eat this bar, your energy levels will rise and your sugar levels won't plummet.
1. Almond Flour. So high in protein and other nutrients.
2. Medjool dates. Full of fiber and iron.
3. Cocoa powder. Unsweetened chocolate powder or cacao powder, both unprocessed and zippy high in mood-boosting magnesium.
Steps to Make
Here are the general steps to make the bars. Scroll down to the recipe card for the measurements and times.
Step 1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, allowing each end to fall over the sides. And soak dates in just-boiled water for 10 minutes to soften and pit.
Step 2. Make date paste. I have a whole post over here on how to make it, but in short you will blend up 10-12 pitted dates with ⅔ cup of water until you have a paste.
Step 2. Add that paste to a blender along with almond flour, cocoa powder, and water and process into a smooth mixture.
Step 3. Press the mixture into the loaf pan.
Step 4. Freeze for two hours, then remove and cut into sticks.
Lay the bars on a parchment-paper lined cookie sheet, insert lollipop sticks, and freeze for a longer freeze. They won't get rock hard because the dates inhibit freezing.
Step 5. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 60 seconds, and dip each stick. Lay the stick on the parchment, and allow to solidify either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Store the sticks in a container in the refrigerator for 5 days, or freezer for 3 months.
About Date Paste
It's easy to make date paste. Just toss Medjool dates into just boiled hot water and wait 10 minutes. Pit them, and blend with a 1 on 1 ratio of water. For a more detailed recipe, check out my how to make date paste recipe.
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Homemade Mars Bars
Homemade Mars Bar
- 1 ⅓ cup date paste or use my date paste recipe
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
- ¾ cup water
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- Make date paste.
Make Mars Bar
- Blend up the almond flour, cocoa powder and date paste until smooth.1 ⅓ cup date paste, 1 cup almond flour, ¼ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened, ¾ cup water
- Spoon the mixture into molds.
- Freeze for two hours, then remove from molds and insert sticks.
- Lay the bars on a parchment-paper lined cookie sheet and return to the freezer for a longer freeze. At least four hours or overnight.
- Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a shallow bowl in the microwave for 60 seconds.1 cup dark chocolate chips, 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- Stir until all chips are melted, and then lower each bar into the chocolate, using a spoon to make sure all sides are covered.
- Return the bars to the parchment paper, and sprinkle with your choice - salt flakes, festive stars or how about a little gold dust.
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Such a lovely recipe! Awesome that it requires only a few ingredients, that's so convenient! And oh, the cinema memories, good times right... But glad we can now eat healthy candy thanks to your great recipe!
Glad you like the recipe!