Plant recipe: Dairy-free no-bake CARAMEL SLICES

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I think these caramel slices are my favourite dessert recipe I’ve made to date. Not as quick to make as my other recipes but DEFINITELY worth the effort. The caramel sauce made from dates, almond butter and coconut oil couldn’t have tasted any better. It really tasted like real caramel. These slices are made from only raw ingredients and require no baking what so ever. They are so tasty, I have to resist eating them all at once. 

For the base:

  • 360g pitted dates
  • 220g oat flakes
  • 240g almonds
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp coconut oil, melted

Filling:

  • 360g pitted dates
  • 60g smooth almond butter
  • 110g coconut oil

Topping:

  • 200g dark chocolate (at least 85%)
  • 2 tbsp smooth almond butter

Instructions

1.  Place the oats in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Add the almonds and keep blending. Spill the mixture out into a bowl and place to the side.

2. Place the dates in the blender/food processor with a bit of water and blend until smooth.

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3. In a large mixing bowl add the dry mixture, the blended date mix, the melted coconut oil, and the vanilla extract together and mix until it starts to form dough like balls.  IMAG0008

4. Lay some  grease proof paper down on a large oven tray/ baking tray. Pour all of the dough mix onto the tray and start to pat it down with your hands until its pressed together firmly onto the bottom of the tray. Place this in the fridge for 30mins while you make the fudge.

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5. For the fudge, add the dates to the blender with some water. Blend until some bit smooth. In a non-stick pan melt the coconut oil and smooth almond butter over a medium heat. Once melted, remove from the heat and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Add to the blender with the dates and blend until the mixture is smooth and thick.

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6. Remove the tray from the fridge and pour the fudge over the base mix and spread evenly across with a spatula.

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7. Place in fridge again while melting the chocolate. In a non-stick pan again melt the dark chocolate and almond butter over a medium heat.

8. Finally  pour this over the fudge layer evenly. Place this in the fridge for around 2 hours to set, then cut up into squares and enjoy with a nice cup of tea of coffee.

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