NICE NICKERS!! Bars

NICE NICKERS!! Bars

Yesterday I visited Naked Treaties…. AGAIN. Naked Treaties is my one-stop-shop when a) I’m away from my raw, superfood filled kitchen b) I’ve somehow managed to RUN OUT of my raw cacao chocolates, and c) I’m in Byron Bay (which is often!). I honestly can’t say no! You can read more about my love for the Naked Treaties raw bar here. 

Nice Nickers ;)  Nickers Bars!!

With their consent, I’ve come home to attempt re-creating one of my Naked Treaties favourites. ‘NICKERS BARS’. Uhuh! Famous world over for their ultra-delicious decedent chocolate texture and taste. Inside Nickers bars there’s a seemingly ‘nougat’ (all raw vegan of course) layer, a delightful raw caramel layer (which I’m guessing is based on Medjool dates), it’s topped with activated almonds mmm and smothered in high quality raw chocolate. They’re so much better than a ‘Snickers’ bar! You’ll never go back.

So here’s my recipe-recreation for what I’ve now called my… drumroll please…  Nice Nickers!! Bars. I have no idea if it’s anything like the way they actually make theirs themselves at Naked Treaties, but after my very enjoyable first attempt I certainly won’t be trying to improve the recipe! I’ve just tried a couple of these, and they’re sooo good!! This latest work of art is right up there with some of the best of my Model Chocolate recipes (read TUCKKK INNN). Not exactly like the Naked Treaties version, but every bit as delicious! My whole family is obsessed, even those who think (we know otherwise) they don’t really care for raw chocolate. 🙂

NICE NICKERS!! BARS

Lush Almond Layer

1 1/2 cups almond meal

1 rounded tablespoon nut butter of your choice (I used almond butter)

1 tablespoon maple, rice or agave syrup

MIX altogether. The mixture should hold together when squeezed in the palm of your hand. Press firmly into a lined glass dish. Chill Lush Almond Layer in the fridge, while you go on to make Raw Caramel.

raw caramel layer, almonds

Raw Caramel Layer

1 1/2 cups organic pitted Medjool dates

4 tablespoons raw organic coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla powder

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt (or sea salt)

WHIZ ingredients altogether in a food processor for 2 – 3 minutes or until a mass of delicious raw vegan caramel is created.

Remove the chilled Almond Layer from the fridge. Spread it evenly on top with the Raw Caramel. Press some raw organic almonds (or any raw nuts of your choice!) into the top, leaving 2/3 of each almond exposed. Chill again to firm while preparing raw chocolate.

70%+ Raw Chocolate Coating:

70g raw cacao butter, finely chopped

1-2 tablespoon organic raw coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder

1- 2 tablespoons raw dark agave or maple syrup

Pinch of sea salt (brings out the flavours)

1/3 cup raw cacao powder or organic cocoa

MELT cacao butter with coconut oil and vanilla in a glass bowl over another bowl of boiling water. Remove from heat. Whisk in all other ingredients adding raw cacao powder last.  Carefully remove chilled Nickers Bars filling from setting dish. Cut into small bar shapes. Pour some chocolate into the base of another lined dish with raw chocolate. Place bars carefully on top. Drizzle raw chocolate on top before chilling again to harden. You may need to coat again with more raw chocolate depending on how thick you wish it to be. Serve with oh so much love and laughter knowing that these raw chocolate-y good treats will actually AID in keeping you looking Supergorgeous for your nicest of nickers! 😉

Makes up to 15- 20 decadently rich raw bars! Serves 10.

Nice Nickers!! Bars  Food meets Fashion

 

I’ve pictured my Nice Nickers!! Bars along with some cute panties and the latest gorgeous issue of Vogue Australia because, a) they looked cute together, b) I love eating chocolate in my nickers and c) I believe this kind of deliciousness will be on the cover of Vogue one day. Read my articles Food is the New Black, Food Meets Fashion! WOOT and Model Chocolate loves Naked Treaties for more. Ohmygooodness. Just HID the last three of these bars (yes they went quick!!!!) in the back of the fridge. You know when you’re a chocoholic when you carry on like that. Naughty little Nickers. Made me do it 😉

2018-01-14T17:28:42+00:00January 14th, 2018|

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  1. Char March 3, 2014 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Yum! These look so divine. Can’t wait to try them.

    • abigail March 3, 2014 at 11:07 am - Reply

      <3 <3 <3 Can't wait for you to try Char!!! <3

    • abigail March 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      <3 <3 <3

  2. Courtney March 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    I simply cannot wait to make these! Headed to the market to pick up the remaining ingredients soon!! Thank you for such delicious ideas!

  3. Healthy Bites with Abigail O'Neill March 23, 2014 at 3:52 am - Reply

    […] too many! Such a foodie! Today it was my new creation Nice Nickers!! Bars, fresh persimmons, an acai bowl and a raw zucchini pesto ‘pasta’ I made, with wild […]

  4. Jess April 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Where do you buy your cacao butter and ballina powder from. Im from lismore

    • abigail April 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      Hi Jess, you should be able to find vanilla powder at Fundies, and the cacao butter as well. <3

  5. Jess P April 18, 2014 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Hi There! (waves!)
    I saw your segment on the living room tonight and it was a total God-send. I’m currently breastfeeding my 4 /1/2 month old son who has MSPI which means no dairy or soy in my diet as he had intolerance’s to them. Chocolate was the one thing I miss the most and do you know how hard (or expensive) it is to buy chocolate that doesn’t have one of these items in it?! But now I can eat good wholesome chocolatey desserts and I know that wont effect my son! Thank you! I can’t wait to make your recipes =) Im going to get the ingredients tomorrow (and I think my 3 year old may possibly lost her s!*t when I tell her we can have chocolate for breakfast one day too. haha.) Thanks again!

    • abigail April 19, 2014 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Hi Jess! Thank-you for your kind words.
      So wonderful – you’ve definitely found the right place! Happy Easter! <3 Abigail

      • Jess P April 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm - Reply

        One word – WOW! I made these yesterday and they are a massive hit! Im one of those people who arent a massive fan of “healthy treats” and thought it would be good for me but cant really enjoy it like usual chocolate – boy I was wrong! these are better than my high sugar, full of dairy normal caramel slice! I cant get enough! Ive requested your book for mothers day 😉

  6. Monique April 24, 2014 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Hi
    Just reading through the recipe in the making the choc layer you mention liquor , I couldn’t see this in list of ingred..how much to you recommend and which particular type.
    thanks they look yum

  7. Kate May 4, 2014 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Hi!!

    So excited to try these, I bought all the ingredients and am good to go. I couldn’t find vanilla powder either so I’m hoping vanilla essence will be ok. The other thing I coulldnt find where medijool dates? Where do you find these normally? 🙂

    • abigail May 4, 2014 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Hi Kate, Medjool dates you can find in almost any supermarket, and vanilla powder will be fine substituted for the vanilla extract. Enjoy! If you post to Instagram would love to see how they turn out for you! <3 #modelchocolate

  8. Sandra May 31, 2014 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Hi

    Have made the Pecan Brownie – they are really delicious. Have been looking at the recipe for Nice Nickers Bars. In the Raw Chocolate Coating instructions, you say to melt cacao butter with liquor but there isn’t any liquor in the ingredients. What liquor do you use??

    • abigail June 4, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Hi Sandra! Oops! Thanks, will edit that! Just cacao butter is fine for this recipe <3

    • Maria January 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm - Reply

      Sandra, the Nice Nickers bars are just delicious. I actually just threw all the chocolate ingredients in together (it’s the way I tend to cook!), then let it cool before putting it on the caramel layer. This is really worth the extra effort. Such a sin(less) treat.

      Abigail thanks for such a great recipe. Believe it or not, a friend got your site from friends at a Christmas party. All the goodies had come from your site, so now, who knows how far your treats have traveled in Australia??.

  9. Emma-leigh December 3, 2014 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Hey 🙂
    I really want to make these but i dont have any cacao butter, what could i use to substitue it?

    • abigail January 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Emma-leigh 🙂 You could make a coconut oil based raw chocolate, only it will melt a LOT faster when you’re eating them, or melt down some raw chocolate blocks from a health food store, or even quality dark organic chocolate (70+ percent). All the best <3

  10. Tajna October 23, 2017 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness I totally forgot about these bars ! I printed the recipe out years ago but never made them. I will definitely have to someday.
    Loving all the beautiful images too, I’ve cut down my magazine intake for ethical and material reasons . The only one I subscribe to now is PORTER, it has such an empowering message for women in every issue.

    Thank you thank you thank you !

    You are simply amazing Abi.

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