If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to a millionaire shortbread or a caramel slice, then here is a completely natural alternative. They are no bake (being raw and all), so they are quick and simple to make. Not to mention they are ridiculously tasty and incredibly moreish. But being whole foods, you can’t eat too many at once, which is always a good thing!
They keep in the fridge in a sealed container for around four days, so they’re perfect for making up a batch at the start of the week, so you’ve got something sweet to munch on throughout the week. They’re free from refined sugar, gluten, dairy, and egg, so works well for any PCOS-ers like me. Just got nuts in for those that have allergies.
Raw Chocolate Caramel Slice
For the Base:
- 130g ground almonds/ almond flour
- 130g gluten-free oat flour
- 1 tsp vanilla powder
- 100ml maple syrup
- 30g melted raw coconut oil
Caramel Middle Layer:
- 280g pitted medjool dates
- 1/2 tbsp raw coconut oil
- 1 tbsp almond butter
Raw Chocolate Top Layer:
- 40g cacao butter slowly melted
- 1 tbsp cashew butter
- 40ml maple syrup
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
What To Do:
- Line a square baking tray with greaseproof paper (or use a silicone tray). Then add all of the base ingredients to a large bowl and mix.
- Press into the bottom of the tin until it is spread out and smooth. Then place into the fridge to set.
- As the base firms up, mix the caramel ingredients in a food processor until it is smooth and forms a large caramel ball. When you have it, take the base out of the fridge and spread the caramel, using your hands, over the base until as smooth as possible. Put this back in the fridge to set.
- So the slices can be called raw, the cacao butter needs to be melted over a Bain Marie gently (don’t let it boil). Once that melts, melted, add the other chocolate topping ingredients to the bowl and mix until smooth and glossy.
- Spread the chocolate over the top of the other two layers and place in the fridge to set. Slice to serve once it has been set.
Yum! Do you think you’ll give them a go?! Would love to hear if you do!