Needing something extra to get you through Monday? We've got you sorted with Alex's Vegan Snicker's Slice. My brother Alex is not a vegan but he loves to create clean versions of traditional treats, so now you can have your afternoon pick me up, without the side of guilt!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Serves: 12
Course: Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free, vegan
Author: Guest Contributor: Alex Wood


  • 12 medjool dates
  • 2/3 cup cashews natural
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Protein Powder (sugarfree) 28 By Sam Wood


Make the nougat layer

  • To prepare the nougat layer, soak the macadamia nuts and cashew in warm water for 15 minutes.
  • Drain and then blend the nuts and 5 of the dates in a food processor until the dates are broken down into a fine consistency.
  • Lay 12 small cupcake liners (or 6 bigger ones) and evenly cover each base with the nougat. (I roll them into small discs and then place them into the cupcake liner).
  • Place in freezer while working on step two.

Make the caramel

  • Combine the almond butter with the remaining dates and process until combined.
  • Add the vanilla extract & vanilla protein powder, a dash of the maple syrup and a pinch of salt to the food processer and pulse until smooth.
  • Roll into small discs and place evenly into the cupcakes on top of the nougat.
  • Sprinkle some crushed macadamia and peanuts on top
  • Add the chocolate layer and press into the caramel.
  • Place back in freezer while making chocolate.

Make the chocolate

  • Put the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds in a bowl.
  • Remove and mix through the cacao powder, remaining maple syrup and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Stir until combined then carefully pour the chocolate syrup evenly onto the cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle any remaining crushed nuts over the top for a garnish.
  • Place the cupcakes in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve and…. Enjoy!


This is a set serving size for 12 pieces, and ingredients cannot be adjusted down.
SUBSTITUTIONS: If you don’t have any of our Fast Release WPI Vanilla Protein Powder, you can substitute 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, but just be aware the protein content will be lower. 
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Snicker's Slice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 331mg9%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 36IU1%
Vitamin B3 1mg5%
Vitamin K 3µg3%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.