OK, so even though this is still a 'once every now and then' treaty, I know you will follow in my footsteps and have a total love affair with these little babies.A little nibble here, a little nibble there...You can indulge in your sweet tooth callings knowing you're eating food that is natural, refined sugar free, dairy free, bloat free and made from the goodness of mother nature! Serving sizes are to be SMALL. This is a rich and intense natural caramel slice, trust me. And if you dont have a majority of these ingredients at home, it will cost about $30 to buy everything however you will have loads of left over natural product in your pantry for when you get creative next time.You won't believe how vegan caramel is made. And rest assured, this got the tick of approval from the big meat eating men in my house hold. They loved it! Enjoy xBase:
- 2 cups almond meal-1/4 cup melted coconut oil-1 tbsp maple syrup-2 tbsp almond nut butter (make sure it’s a 100% natural spread with no added sugar)-1 tsp vanilla extract- Pinch salt.
- 3 cups of pitted medjool dates (this is a strong and rich caramel! Trust me on this, 3 cups is perfect!)- 1/4 cup of a organic maple syrup + coconut oil mix-2 tbsp almond butter-2 tbsp almond milk
-1/4 cup cacao (note, this is not coco. Cacao is an unprocessed superfood found in health food stores)-1/3 cup of a maple syrup + coconut oil mix
Method:1. BasePlace all the base ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mix forms a dough like consistency. It will be quite sticky.
Line a square tin with baking paper and place dough on the bottom, using your hands to spread + press it down firmly and evenly 2. Filling
Fill your food processor with the dates, oil, nut butter and almond milk and run until the mix resembles a smooth and thick caramel.
Scrape into your serving tin and spread the caramel mix over the almond base.3. Chocolate Topping
Mix all the ingredients in a smallish bowl or blender until combined evenly. Spread over the caramel slice base and pop it in the freezer to set.And voila! Im inpatient so I waited 40 mins and it was ready to chomp into!