Raw vegan caramel squares

Raw vegan caramel squares

Do you have a sweet tooth? My husband is the biggest sweet tooth I know, and I constantly need to find ways to satisfy his sweet tooth (in a healthy way!)

This is definitely a healthier option, and contains no dairy, gluten or refined sugars!

INGREDIENTS

CHEWY BASE

1 cup dates  ( I soak the dates in hot water to ensure they get nice and soft)

½ cup raw almonds

1 tsp cacao butter

NUTTY CARAMEL FILLING

1 cup dates (soaked in hot water)

½ cup cacao butter

1 ½ tbsp nut butter

¼ – ½ cup pure organic agave syrup

1 cup roasted cashews

CRUNCHY CHOCOLATE TOPPING

¼ cup cacao butter

¼ cup pure agave syrup

¼ cup raw cacao powder

Please note: you can use coconut oil instead of cacao butter (same quantities)

METHOD

CHEWY BASE

Pulse dates, almonds & cacao butter in a food processor until it’s nice and chunky. Place mixture in a bread tin (lightly oil bread tin with coconut oil to ensure it does not stick) and place the tin in the freezer.

NUTTY CARAMEL FILLING

Put dates, cacao butter, nut butter, agave syrup, and cashews into a blender and pulse until completely combined. I like it quite chunky as well, but if you prefer the caramel inside to be smooth, add water to combine the ingredients better. Use minimal water. Pour caramel mixture on top of the base and return it to the freezer to set.

CRUNCHY CHOCOLATE TOPPING

Add the cacao butter, agave syrup, and cacao powder in a small saucepan on low heat and stir until it is combined and resembles chocolate sauce .

Pour the sauce on top of the caramel filling once the caramel is set. Place in freezer. Once frozen, cut up into squares and ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe inspiration from Foodmatters.com (alternated)



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