Promise, better than Snickers (branded) peanut butter spread…not that it would be hard to make a better one.
I was SO disappointed in the lack of flavour, you would never think a trusted brand like Mars Company would get this sooooo wrong. Its meant to be a caramel flavoured peanut butter with chocolate pieces BUT it tastes of neither. How is that even possible? At first I rated it a 5/10 but it doesn’t even get that… its a 1/10.
I wanted to re-create the spread using supermarket products, so that you could get the same (more flavourful) edition at the same price.
You will need:
1 Jar (label optional)
60g Dates (pitted)
1 Tbsp agave nectar
1 Tsp oil of choice (I used olive oil because coconut oil solidifies, however you can use any you like. You can also add more oil if you’d like to make the spread creamier)
400g Natural peanut butter (100% peanuts)
100g Milk chocolate spread
For a vegan alternative use this one by Plamil.
Sprinkle of salt
First you have to soak dates in boiling water until they soften. Then, in a high speed blender (or using a hand held blender) blitz together with 100g of peanut butter, agave, oil and sprinkle of salt.
Pour into a bowl and mix together with a spoonful of chocolate spread.
Grab your jar and layer the date mix, chocolate spread and peanut butter until all peanut butter is used up.
Mix slightly and done!
To make this recipe, the cost was approx £3-£3.50 which is the same price as the Snickers spread. Alternatively you can omit the dates… even the natural peanut butter with chocolate spread is still nicer 😆
My spread went a bit pasty overnight, this is normal due to the dates – you can blend or mix in more oil and it will go creamy again.