These healthy vegan Mars Bars taste so similar to the classic candy but are made with healthier ingredients. Chocolatey, indulgent, and oh so delicious!
I know it sounds contradictory, but this recipe takes the classic candy and remakes it with healthier ingredients.
Upon testing this recipe, I’ve been told that the caramel is “perfectly creamy”, the chocolate is “so nice and smooth” and asked to make it again. Immediately. Needless to say, this one is a crowd-pleaser.
If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, making healthier desserts like these is a great way to get some natural nutrients involved — even in what you might consider “junk food"“. Rather than artificial flavourings and refined sugars, these Mars Bars use natural ingredients to create a similar flavour.
Better yet, this recipe is very low-involvement. The hardest part might actually be waiting for them to set completely.
If you prefer your Mars Bars in a more traditional shape, you could always make the nougat and caramel layer in a loaf pan, and then slice them into bars and dip it in the chocolate at the end. To make everything easier (and less messy), I chose to use a muffin tin instead — but hey, to each his own.
These healthy vegan Mars Bars are:
- refined sugar free
- gluten free
- perfectly sweet
- easy to make
- so good, you don’t even think of them as “healthy”
Mars Bars Troubleshooting
Simply add more cashews to make the mixture more dry, or more dates to make it more wet.
Look at the ingredients list on the back of your chocolate packet. As long as you don't see "contains milk", you should be all good! Check out this list to find recommended options.
The calories in these Mars Bars come mostly from nuts and dates. Those are naturally more nutrient dense, and thus have higher calories.
I haven't tested this recipe with other nuts, but I think almonds would work well too. Let me know if you try it!