MARSY BARS

I’ve never been a big mars bar fan, too much nougat for my liking. However, mars bar ICECREAM used to be one of my favourite go-to summer treats.
Now that I’m doing the whole healthy thing, it seems mars bars ice creams don’t fall into my box anymore…
After having many *this sucks* thoughts when seeing others devour one, I decided to try add my own spin on them and create a raw version!

Please get your pens and paper ready, and prepare to not want to share with others.

Ingredients
Nougat

  • 2 cup of cashews (soaked for 4 hours)
  • 2 tbsp maple
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • Sprinkle of Himalayan salt
  • Handful of chopped almond
    Caramel
  • 15 dates
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Chocolate

  • 200g raw conscious chocolate // or use 80% dark chocolate.

Method
(N.B hands will get messy, bowl licking will be necessary)

  • Ensuring you have soaked your cashews for 4 hours and then drained, blend them in your food processor until the cashews start to bind together.
  • Add in the maple syrup, salt and vanilla and continue to blend until the mixture becomes of a smooth consistency.
  • Pour the mixture into lined (loose bottom square) baking tray and press/smooth it round, so it covers all corners.
  • Loosely sprinkle the chopped almonds and press into the base.
  • Place the tray into the freezer whilst you make a start on your caramel!
  • Using a clean blender, add in all the caramel ingredients and blend until binded together in a caramel-like consistency. (If too stiff, add a tbsp. of water).
  • Taking the tray out of the freezer, pour the caramel over the base.
  • Please note this will be very sticky and difficult to spread, using the back of a metal tablespoon, dipping in hot water occasionally, will help.
  • Once you have spread the caramel evenly over the nougat, place the tray back in the freezer whilst you melt the chocolate.
  • Using a double boiler technique, melt 80% of the chocolate in the glass bowl.
  • Once melted, take the bowl off the heat and add the remaining 20% of the chocolate. This is an easy way of tempering!
  • Once the tray mix is reasonably frozen/set, take it out of the freezer and cut into bars. I cut mine into 3 rows of 6, making 18 good-sized bars.
  • Once cut, coat the “marsys” fully in chocolate and place in the fridge to set.
  • The bars are ready to eat when desired. I placed mine in the freezer for 10 minutes before eating to get the real deal ice cream touch.

 

Enjoy this creation all, I’m 100% sure you will!
If you decide to make them, please send me some photos/tag on social media – happy making!

 

Much Love,

 

Evie XX

 

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