Caramel Slice Submitted by Claire Walters - Raw Blend

This delicious Raw Caramel Slice Recipe will rival any traditional Caramel Slice, only this one is free of processed sugars and full of fantastic raw and natural ingredients.

Ingredients

Ingredients – Base

  • 1 cup dates (pitted)
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1 pinch of organic cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (melted)

Ingredients – Caramel

  • 1 cup dates (pitted)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp unhulled tahini
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked and rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup water (if needed)

Ingredients – Chocolate Layer

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup pure organic maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (sifted)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla organic vanilla bean paste
  • pinch Himalayan Sea Salt

Method

Method – Base

  1. Put all the Base ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Pulse ingredients on High speed until it resembles fine crumbs and sticks together easily.
  3. Mould the mixture into a tin lined with non-toxic greaseproof paper.
  4. Place in the freezer to set for 1 hour.

Method – Caramel

  1. Put all the Caramel ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Select speed 1, turn the machine on and quickly increase the speed to high.
  3. Use the tamper effectively to help the mixture down to the blade.
  4. If you need to, add a little bit of water.
  5. Pour the caramel mixture on top of the base and return it to the freezer for 1 hour or until set.

Method – Chocolate Layer

  1. Add the coconut oil, (maple syrup or coconut nectar) and vanilla bean paste to a bowl and gently sift the cacao powder into the mixture.
  2. Whisk until nice and smooth.
  3. Spread the chocolate sauce on top of the caramel layer
  4. Place it back in the freezer for an hour and then remove from the tin, slice and serve!

Notes

  • Make sure the caramel layer is set before you cover it with the chocolate mixture.
  • Make sure to always check that the nuts you are buying are gluten free.
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