Healthy Mars Bar Cake

Healthy Mars Bar Cake. Raw, Vegan and Paleo! AKA Magical Mars Bar Cake.

Oh yeh we did! We made a freaking yum as Healthy Mars Bar Cake that’s raw, vegan and paleo! OMGOSH get excited, this cake is good, it’s real good! We thought you might like it since the De-Snicker-licious cake is so darn popular!

#1 reason why this Raw Healthy Mars Bar Cake is oh so good.

Coz it’s easy!

Vegan Paleo Mars Bar Cake

How many Raw Mars Bar recipes have you seen and been like I am gonna make that! Then you click on the recipe and look at all the ingredients and then the method and you realised you have to make all these mini bar things then dunk them in chocolate. All the freezing, layers, chocolate dipping. Yeh, chuck that in the can’t really be effed box!  

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#2 reason why this Raw Healthy Mars Bar Cake is oh so good.

It’s gotta be the delish factor. Really. When we say delish, we mean it. BIG TIME! The caramel layer is like heaven. The chocolate will make you close your eyes and go mmmmm. The nougat layer is out of this world, sit down and have a moment with your cake kinda thing. 

 Healthy Mars Bar Cake

#3 reason… enjoy after a Yoga or Pilates class and you the best afternoon planned ever!

We’d go on and on about this cake but we reckon you’ve probably skipped this bit altogether just to checkout the recipe! Hehe. Yes? No? Either way, love you always and forever (yep, that is from The Originals and yep Klause is our favourite!).

If you try this epically delish Raw Vegan Paleo Mars Bar Cake (let’s just rename it Magical Mars Bar Cake) let us know and share your picture with us on your favourite social media! We hang out a lot on Snapchat (themmsisters) these days, it’s pretty fun! 

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

P.s It kinda looks like a long recipe but it’s not hard! We just add extra steps to make it even more easy! YAY!

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Healthy Mars Bar Cheesecake
Serves 20
Prep Time
3 hr
Prep Time
3 hr
Stuff you need
for the base
  1. 1 cup walnuts
  2. 1 cup shredded coconut
  3. 1/2 cup cashews
  4. 2 tbs. coconut oil
  5. 2 tbs. cacao
  6. 1/2 tbs. rice malt syrup
  7. pinch of salt
for the 'nougat' filling
  1. 1 cup raw cashews (soaked overnight)
  2. 1 cup coconut milk (canned)
  3. 1/3 cup coconut oil
  4. 3 tbs. rice malt syrup
  5. 2 tsp. 100% vanilla extract
for the caramel filling
  1. 1 1/2 cup dates (soaked in boiling water for 10 mins then drained)
  2. 1/4 cup coconut milk (canned)
  3. 1/4 cup coconut oil
for the topping
  1. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  2. 1/2 cup raw cacao
  3. 2 tbs. nut butter or tahini
  4. 1 tbs. rice malt syrup
Now what
  1. Line a 24 cm (10 inch) spring form cake tin with baking paper.
  1. Place all the base ingredients in to a food processor or blender. Whiz until well combined, it will become almost a smooth butter. Yum!
  2. Spread the mix in to the prepared tin, ensure it is even.
  3. Place the tin in to the freezer.
  1. Using the food processor (don't worry about washing it!) place all the filling ingredients and whiz until completely smooth (it will take around 5 minutes).
  2. Pour this delicious mixture over the top of the base and return to the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  1. Using the food processor (again, don't worry about washing it) add all the ingredients and whiz until completely thick and smooth.
  2. Carefully spread the caramel filling over the nougat filling.
  3. Place into the freezer for 2 hours until completely set.
For the choc topping
  1. Using the food processor (again, don't worry about washing it) add all the choc topping ingredients and whiz until completely smooth. The friction from the blending will melt the ingredients together nicely.
  2. Take the cake out of the freezer and release the spring form.
  3. Then place the cake onto a stand or plate, then drizzle the choc topping over the cake until you have your desired look. We did a whole heap of squiggly lines!
  4. Because the cake is so cold, it should freeze like magic!
  5. Yay!
  6. Slice and enjoy! NOM!
Merrymaker tip
  1. This is TOTALLY a treat. Like it's a healthy treat but it's still a treat and we don't eat this kinda thing every day. We'd enjoy this once a week tops! That's us, so figure out what works for YOU and what makes your head and body feel good!
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Comments 90

  1. GIven that this “shouldn’t” be eaten in one sitting can unused portions be successfully kept in freezer? Reckon that might be “safer” than fridge….

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  4. The caramel layer won’t freeze – it’s still mushy after several hours. Whyzat?

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  6. Mushy enough to squoosh all over the place when I try and cut it. Tried to make it as a slice. Didn’t realise that the dates wouldn’t freeze hard. Note to others: don’t make it as a slice.

  7. Hello Emma and Carla

    that looks amazing omg i just want to eat it right now
    the only thing is it has nuts . can i use something other than wallnuts
    I am 9 years old i am gluten, sugar, and nut free.
    do you think it is nice?
    i love all your recipes
    do you have a dog or a cat i have 2 dogs
    love Caragh Xxx

  8. Excited to make this. My tummy doesn’t react well if I eat too much coconut. Is it possible to substitue some of the coconut oil in this recipe?

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    Hi Caragh! Hehe 🙂 it is super yum! So can you not eat cashews either? You can swap the walnuts for another seed like pumpkin or sunflower seeds! We don’t have any pets… as we move around so much! But we LOVE cats and dogs 🙂

  12. What equpiment do you use? Iv gone through so many food processors its not funny. My hand held wizer is the only one that has lasted but these recipes are to tough for my little hand one. 🙁

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  14. Just finish making this tonight . Hubby gave it the ????. It is to die for yumooo . It is hard to stop at one piece . ????????????Thanks for the recipe . I really enjoy reading all your recipes . ????????????????????????????

  15. Confession: I’ve made this cake three times already – and will not admit how much I’ve shared compared with how much has gone in my mouth. This is absolutely divine and will be my undoing, I swear!

  16. Hi Emma and Carla
    the chocolat is very bitter my favourite bit is the first one after the chocolate is it the caramel?
    we made it and brought it to a baby shower
    from Caragh Xxx

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  20. I have made this tonight to take to work tomorrow for my colleague who is leaving. I tasted every layer and they were all incredible!! I can’t wait to try it and share with my workmates tomorrow.

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    Hey Kylie! You can keep it in the fridge for around 5 days… but if you don’t plan on finishing it, slice and then store in an airtight container in the freezer, that way you can thaw out slice when ready to enjoy! YAY! e + c

  23. That looks delicious! Can we swap the cashew nuts for something else?

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  26. Hi Emma and Carla! I’m 15, and I love all your recipes ???? My family has only just opened our own cafe a week ago, and I thought to myself, ‘I have to make a paleo treat to sell!’ I am just about to make my 3rd batch of the week, as these have just been so popular, and are selling like crazy! Just thought to let you know that I love this Raw Mars Bar Cake, and so does our local community ???????? ** I’ve also found that these look really cute when made in muffin tins and then frozen ???? Thankyou again! Xx

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  28. Thankyou so much – The cafe is in a little valley called Hannam Vale, NSW, and is called Hannam Vale General Store! My family and I would absolutely love it if you came to visit !! ????????

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  30. I would love to try this recipe but we use no oil at all.
    You said the coconut oil helps to set the bars, what would you suggest to use?

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    It will last at least 5 days in a good container. But cut and freeze and defrost as required if you need it to last longer! Or if you need to make sure you don’t eat it all at once hehe. xx

  33. I’ve just made this as I have a massive sweet tooth and am making Healthy choices, so to keep my fridge stocked with ‘healthy’ snacks..
    I loved the taste of this cake but my issue is after logging it, I found out one slice is well over 500calories. An actual mars bar is 250calories so in calories I should have just eaten the real thing.. I’m feeling a little cheated

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    And inside that real mars bar a bunch of chemicals, preservatives and basically Sh1t! It’s all about real food here with a big focus on ingredients over counting anything! Way more fun to live that way 😀 <3 no guilty feels! YEW!

  35. I’ve just made this for our family to devour & enjoy tomorrow for Father’s Day! I cannot wait to Bring this beauty to the table after dinner.. I’ve tasted each layer as I was whipping them up and I’m in mars bar heaven!
    Thank you for sharing your delightful recipes ????????????

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  37. Hi Girls, I’ve gone to make this delicious looking cake a few times now but keep forgetting to soak the cashews overnight so I’ve left it. Is there a short cut for this so that I can make it on the spur of the moment?! I’m hanging out to try it!

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    Hi Wendy! Just soak in hot water for at least 10 minutes 🙂 it just won’t be as smooth but if you have a good blender/food processor you should be fine! We’ve made raw cakes with no soaking and they are still delish! xx

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  40. Hi girls! I’ve just converted this to Thermomix and would love to publish the recipe on the Thermomix Recipe Platform. With full credit to you and a link to your original recipe. Would you mind? I have SO many customers that would love it!

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  42. Could this be kept in fridge or freezer to help with portion control? And for how long would it keep? Thanks ????

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  44. Hi
    I would really like to try this awesome looking dish, do you have the nutritional values for it. I’m interested in the carb content mainly.

  45. Sooooo, this is my first time making a ‘clean’ treat and so for all the newbies who forget to read the comments section and only the recipe, it might be worth writing an example of what kind of ‘natural sweetener’ you mean in the ingredient section. I thought you meant to use something like Stevia and now I’m worried it’s going to taste horrible ? I even have rice malt syrup in the cupboard! It’s still in the freezer so fingers crossed it turns out ok ?? Otherwise I guess there is always round two!

  46. I think I’m going to make this for Christmas, not before cause I’m scared of how much I might eat……., !!! seems like a special occasion kinda recipe ! Not a big fan of rice malt syrup and can’t have honey but love date paste, would this be a good substitute? Do you ever use it in your recipes?

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    Hey Amanda, we don’t break down our recipes. There are a bunch of apps you can use to do this. But this recipe is a mega treat so you will look at it and be like UMMMMMM this is not healthy. It’s real food, packed with good stuff BUT it is still a treat and only like a once a week kinda thing. It is packed with good fats but the addition of dates will bring up the carbs. It’s a good cake to make, cut it up and freeze little pieces and enjoy every now and then! OR share with all your friends! <3

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    Hey Shayla, very good point. We had a phase of doing it like this because we received so many comments from ppl wanting to swap maple for rice malt for honey etc. But we have actually stopped doing that for new recipes and in our new cook book… so that is good!

    Fingers crossed it was ok! Let us know if you have any questions before round 2! Hehe.

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    Hey Chrissy! We simply add the soaked dates when we use dates! You could use maple syrup or extra dates, perfecto! YUM! Let us know how it goes!

  50. Just made this!! It’s in the freezer setting at the moment!
    The only problem I had was the nougat layer wasn’t set enough when I put the caramel layer on so it has mixed. I just swirled it through and I’ll pretend it was meant to be that way! Haha ?
    Can’t wait to try it!!

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    Hey Seton! The nutrient facts that we care about are that it’s a sweet treat made with real food. Still a treat so we’d only ever have a small piece. It’s got natural sugars and lots of nuts so not so good for you if you eat the whole cake hehe 😉 😉

  53. I was really skeptical about making this cake but it was super easy and seriously delicious! I cant believe it. Im like in shock. Im totally fascinated that i can make a cake out of these ingredients! My goal is to a try a new recipe every saturday. I cant wait! (I have my eye on the snickerdoodle cake) Thank u thank u thank u!

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  55. Do you reckon you could substitute the coconut oil for say macadamia oil. It seems to upset my stomach.

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  57. I’ve tasted the Paleo caramel slice and I am so in love!! It’s amazing. I really want to try this however my daughter is highly allergic to cashews so I can’t even eat them ? am I able to substitute for another nut by any chance? Just not peanuts either

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  59. I have just come across your recipe and am going to attempt it for sure, it looks so delicious!! I’m wondering if you could suggest a substitute for the coconut milk?

    I am dairy and egg intolerant but for some reason coconut milk and cream give me the same reaction. It’s hard when most creamy, dairy free recipes use coconut milk or cream as the substitute so i just give them a miss, but really want to try this one 🙂

    Thank you in advance.

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    Hi Murindi! This is a bit tricky hmmmm. You could try using almond milk or any nut milk but you might have to make it yourself and make sure it’s a thicker nut milk… like hlaf a milk/half a nut butter. Sorry we can’t be of more help!

  61. Hi there about to try and make this cake for my friends birthday cake. May be a silly question but is nut butter peanut butter?

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  63. • It seems like those that have made it have enjoyed eating it 🙂
    • That is a lot of steps to make a treat.

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  65. It was really hard for me when I first went from eating ‘food’ to actually eating real food too! When we grew up being trained about ‘fats’ and about ‘calories’ and about the horrible ‘carbs’ and so much of what we learned was just not true–but because it was what we heard we internalized it.
    Real food is used by our bodies and nourishes it! if I can feed my body and fuel it . . .opposed to feeding my stomach to fill it–i feel very differently and my body uses 500 calories of food. Whereas half that of things that it doesn’t recognize still will remain in my body and create havoc! Our bodies are amazing and are designed to do amazing things when given the right fuel–but they have to know what to do with it and if it has been processed. . .the likelihood of it doing anything good inside me. . . well–let’s just say. . .I’ve found that unequivocally it is not worth it. 😉

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  67. I made this cake the first time for a group of friends a month ago – and have been requested to bring it along on several occasions ever since! Everyone loves it and are flabbergasted when I tell them that along with being delicious, it’s also healthy! 😀 stellar recipe!

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  70. Made this yesterday!
    It’s soooo good!
    My partners not a fan of coconut oil so I used butter where it says coconut oil and cream where it says coconut cream. Froze over night, cut into slice sizes then drizzled with chocolate.
    It’s amazing! Everyone loves it!
    Wish I had a vita mix or a stronger food processor then the caramel layer would be slightly creamier, but other than that a winner!!

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    OMGOSH this sounds so yum haha! DROOOOOOL! Yes the high-power food processor makes a big difference but the taste it what really matters 🙂 YAY

  72. Hi,
    A lot of the time when I buy canned coconut milk, when I open the can, there is a thick set layer on top of the syrupy stuff underneath. Do you use only the set bit or do you attempt to mix the entire contents of the can back into a ‘milk’ before you add it to your recipes?

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  74. Is it best to eat from the freezer or fridge? 🙂

    I’m planning on making this a day ahead for my fathers birthday, but not sure weather I should keep it overnight in the freezer or fridge.

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  76. Since mum and dad moved to another country, Iv taken over celebrating my brother’s birthday and making a cake for him every year. I made him this one and it was amazing! Thank you!

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  78. This taste delicious ans relativly easy to make! However my noughart ans caramel filling has not set very hard at all, as soon as i tried to cut the cake, its squished everywhere? How can i improve yhe firmness?
    Many Thanks 🙂

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