Healthy Mars Bar slice

Love Mars Bar slice but don’t want any of the usual nasties in it? You can enjoy this at home and

Love Mars Bar slice but don’t want any of the usual nasties in it? You can enjoy this at home and the best part is it’s not packed full of sugar!



  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 cup dates (approx 14)
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp water


  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 1 cup dates (approx 8)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp rice malt syrup (or sweetener of any type – honey or stevia)


  1. Blend almonds in a food processor and add remaining ingredients (besides water) and blend well.
  2. Add water 1 tbsp at a time until it starts to stick together. You want it to be sticky but crumbly.
  3. Press into the base of a pan and put in the freezer
  4. Heat all filling ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring. When all the dates have melted and it starts thickening, take it off the heat.
  5. Allow to cool and then pour over the base. Put in freezer for 1 hour.
  6. Mix topping ingredients in a small bowl and pour over the slice.
  7. Set overnight before slicing.
    • In what way is it healthier? Claiming “it’s not packed full of sugar!” is nonsense. Three cups of dates is 330gms carb and no different to the equivalent in sugar. That’s a third of a kilo in sugar. You’d have to slice it very small to make that into acceptable serves. An ordinary Mars Bar is 37gm carb.

    • Well done Alan, dates don’t make something healthy, if I feel the need for something sweet I may buy a Mars Bar.

  1. It is certainly “healthier” than traditional Mars Bar slices but don’t be fooled … the sugar and carbs in dates is horrendously high!

  2. Everything in moderation. I will make this great recipe and freeze it. One piece per day and if surprise guests arrive, out of the freezer they come. I make scones and freeze them and have one every couple of days. Thanks SAS for the wonderful recipes.

    • I’m the same Debbie, I will buy something sweet and slice it into individual serves then freeze for unexpected visitors or the occasional piece for myself.

    • Trish Daley Makes me wonder what we ever did before freezers. I have White Choc Fudge slice in my freezer at the moment. I cheated with that one, it is a packet mix. lol

  3. Oh god the food police are out again, it’s not as if you are eating this sort of thing every meal…if you can’t have a treat every now & then life would be very dull..looks yum I’ll be keeping this post.

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