These Healthy Snickers Bars will satisfy any sweet tooth! Made with only the best ingredients from The Refillery SA, they’re easy to make and good for you too.
In this heat, you need something nice and cool to munch on.
Making your own health bars is actually crazy easy. What’s amazing is that there are no preservatives, artificial colors, or any questionable ingredients.
And who wouldn’t want homemade Snickers Bars that are actually good for you…
¾ cup rolled oats
350 grams dried pitted dates.
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 heaped tbsp peanut butter
½ tsp salt
100 grams dried mango strips
50 grams popped popcorn
100 grams milk chocolate
Put the rolled oats and salt in a blender and blend well until smooth and fluffy.
Put the dates in a bowl and cover with water. Microwave them for 1 minute.
Drain any excess liquid off of the dates.
Blend the dates, vanilla essence and peanut butter in a high-speed blender until smooth.
Put 150 grams of the date caramel in a small bowl
In another bowl, use a spatula to mix the oat flour and the remaining 200 grams date caramel to form a sticky dough.
Firmly and evenly press the dough into a small and narrow container.
Use a spatula to spread the 150 grams of Date Caramel evenly over the dough.
Sprinkle the popcorn and dried mango strips over the Caramel. Use your fingers to press the popcorn into the Caramel layer, so they stick.
Place the container in the freezer for 60-90 minutes, until firm.
Remove the frozen “filling” from its container, then use a sharp knife to cut it into bar-sized pieces. Return these to the freezer while you melt your chocolate.
Melt your Chocolate using either a double boiler or the microwave. If you choose to use the microwave, place your Chocolate pieces in a wide bowl (so the candy bars will fit along the base) and microwave at 30 seconds intervals, stirring in between. Once the Chocolate is 75% melted, stop microwaving and stir the mixture with a spatula until completely melted.
Place 1 bar into the bowl of melted Chocolate until its coated on all sides. Repeat with the remaining bars.
Place the bars in the fridge for 5-10 minutes, to allow the Chocolate to harden.
Let the bars thaw for 5 or so minutes before enjoying.
PREP TIME: 90 MIN
If you are allergic to peanuts you can substitute the peanut butter with any nut or seed butter of your choice .
Obviously the final result will taste different, but still be delicious! I would recommend that you use Almond Butter.
It can be quite tricky to coat the bars in chocolate if you only use your hands, rather melt your chocolate in a large bowl with a wide base and use two forks to rotate the Snickers.
These bars will not melt at room temperature but I would recommend storing them in the fridge for them to last longer. If you store them in the freezer, let them defrost for a few minutes before serving.
Put a smile on the face of your family
with this gorgeous, nutritious and delicious potato curry salad.
Do you have neighbors whom when they
cook you smell something wonderful? It makes you hungry and you wish they invited
you for dinner. Now, imagine opening your oven and being greeted by an aroma of
well grilled thyme and potatoes infused with all sorts of spices that rev up
your appetite! If you have children who lose their appetite during dinner time,
this salad will make them want to eat more. Problem solved.
The best thing about this salad is
that even though it smells appetizing when you eat it ,you get full really
The main Star spice of this dish is
the cut chilly spice. Below are a
Weight Loss- According researchers at Harvard University, cut chillies contain capsaicin which is known to promote weight loss by reducing appetite and increase fat burning.
Fights Inflammation- The substance called capsaicin has been studied to be an effective treatment arthritis and diabetes.
Improves Heart Health- Chillies can impact your health by helping to boost circulation and also act as a thinner to help protect against strokes. Therefore, consuming food with chillies every day is all you need to do to enjoy the multiple and important health benefits they have to offer.
INGREDIENTS: Serves 4.
640 grams of potatoes
2 tsp cut chillies
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 garlic cloves
100 grams mushrooms
1 tsp salt
Preheat the oven at 150 degrees Celsius for 10-15 minutes
In a pan, sauté the mushrooms until golden
Cut the potatoes into cubes or halves ( do not remove the skin)
Cut the garlic and cherry tomatoes
Mix the spices in a bowl
Pour some olive oil into the spices and rub them onto the cut potatoes
Grease your baking tray and put your potatoes, garlic and cherry tomatoes
Grill the potatoes for 30 minutes
Remove tray from oven and let it cool for 5 min
10. Mix the grilled potatoes, mushrooms and pepper
11. Squeeze some lemon juice and sprinkle your potatoes with vinegar
Do you feel tired in the morning? Do you struggle waking up, especially now that it’s winter? You are not
alone! I feel the same, in fact many people have episodes of laziness during
winter mornings. Imagine it’s six o’clock but it still looks dark, and your
blankets feel warm, but you need to go to work: in that cold piercing air.
Start off your day with a delicious
breakfast such as this Banana & Goji berry smoothie. It will keep you awake for the rest of the day
and you will be surprised at how much energy you will have in carrying out your
daily tasks and how much concentration you will have during meetings or school.
Bananas are packed with carbohydrates that your body can use for instant energy; this explains
the high energy levels you will experience. They are
also full of potassium which acts as an electrolyte and promotes circulatory
health, helps with blood flow, prevents high blood pressure and helps
reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by regulating circulation. Bananas
contain amino acids that prevent mood disorders, such as anxiety
and depression but rather aids in releasing the ‘happy hormone’. So, regularly
consuming bananas can increase your energy, prevent fatigue and enhance your mood
in the morning.
Who doesn’t want to look young and
No one wants wrinkles or fine lines.
If you are one of those people who are looking to prevent premature aging,
boost your immune system (if you easily catch a cold) or want to prevent
cancer; then the goji berry must be on your superfoods list!
Goji berries are an excellent source
of antioxidants that protect you against free radicals
(harmful molecules that can damage your cells).
The antioxidants in goji berries help fight aging by
preventing free radicals from damaging collagen in the skin. Moreover, studies
show that goji berry extract helps in delaying the aging process in cells. They
also contain anti-cancer properties, aid in improved energy and
feelings of overall well-being.
300 grams vanilla yoghurt
10 grams goji berries
10 grams chia seeds
3 ice blocks
200 ml water
Put the banana, vanilla yoghurt, goji berries, chia
seeds, mint leaves, ice and water into a high-speed blender.
Blend the ingredients
until smooth and creamy: if you want more thickness just add more yoghurt.
Pour the smoothie in a
bowl, jar or cup.
Sprinkle some mint leaves
and goji berries for decoration purposes. You can even add some raspberries for
colour and more flavour.
Add a slice of brown bread
topped with banana and raspberries.