One of my all time favourite indulgences is chocolate caramel slice. My usual go to recipe is from the Little & Friday cookbook, it is a family favourite that I am always asked to whip up for special occasions. As much as I love this recipe I thought I would have a go at creating a lighter, healthier version of this classic sweet treat.
Can I interest you a slice of guilt free ooey gooey chocolate caramel heaven?
These raw dessert bars are so close to real thing it’s scary. With a crunchy chocolate base, gooey date caramel centre and creamy dark chocolate topping, it is hard to believe each melt in your mouth morsel is actually good for you. Packed with healthy fats, protein and antioxidants why not indulge in a slice pre workout or boost energy levels and curb those afternoon cravings at work.
- 1 ½ cups almond meal
- ½ cup of walnuts
- 3 tablespoons of cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons of agave
- 2 cups of medjool dates pitted
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1 tablespoon of almond milk
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup raw cacao powder
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt
Combine base ingredients in a food processor and blend until sticky. The mixture should hold together when squeezed in the palm of your hand. Press firmly into the base of a dish lined with baking paper. Place dish in the freezer whilst preparing the filling.
To prepare the filling mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Spread evenly over the chilled base. Return to the freezer.
And finally the chocolate layer! Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Pour over the slice and return to the freezer for at least 4 hours or until firmly set.
*Store the slice in the fridge or freezer. Unlike store bought bars of chocolate, raw chocolate melts easily and therefore should not be left out at room temperature for too long. I kept mine in the freezer, as it’s always a plus to have some form of healthy treat on hand to cure my constant cravings for something sweet.