Caramel slice (Gluten Free/Vegan/Soy Free/No Refined Sugar/No Bake)

Caramel slice (Gluten Free/Vegan/Soy Free/No Refined Sugar/No Bake)

Caramel slice (Gluten Free/Vegan/Soy Free/No Refined Sugar/No Bake)

This gooey caramel slice is the perfect alternative to a traditional caramel slice. This no bake slice is gluten/dairy-free and does not contain refined sugars which means that almost anyone can enjoy it. It might not be the healthiest recipe for the body but it is for the mind.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Course Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine Bakegoods
Servings 12 people

Ingredients
  

Base

  • 2 cups of rolled or quick oats
  • ½ cup - ½ a cup of cashews
  • ½ cup - ½ a cup of walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds we used white chia seeds

Caramel filling

  • 250 grams of pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons of nut butter we used 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of mixed nut butter

Chocolate topping

  • 185 grams of chocolate melted
  • Or
  • 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder more or less depending on your taste
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Soak the dates and cashews in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • Blend the oats, cashews, walnuts, chia, oil and maple syrup in a food processor to create the base mixture. The consistency should be crumbly but able to stick together.
  • Line a small baking pan with parchment paper (we used a 23 x 17cm pan.)
  • Press the mixture in the baking pan to form the base layer and place in the freezer whilst you make the caramel layer.
  • Blend the dates and nut butter in a food processor until smooth and caramel-like (this may take a few minutes to break down the dates, depending on your food processor.)
  • Pour your caramel on top of your base layer and smooth out with a spatula (if it sticks, wet your spatula with a bit of water) and place in the freezer overnight or at least 8 hours to set.
  • Melt your chocolate and pour over your set caramel. Place in the fridge for about 10 minutes for your chocolate to set.
  • Cut your slice up (heat up the knife to cut through the chocolate layer for a cleaner cut) and enjoy!

Notes

- For the best results freeze your caramel and base layer overnight, patience is key.
Keyword Dairy free, Gluten free, treats, Vegan


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