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Raw Vegan Caramel Slice

Loaded with fruits and nuts this raw vegan caramel slice is a nutritious way to curb sugar cravings with chewy date caramel and chocolate.

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If you’re new to raw vegan slices then this caramel slice is the perfect place to start. Better still, it can be easily adapted to include your favorite nuts, dried fruit and other goodies.

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Raw Vegan Treats

It’s no surprise that raw vegan or no bake cakes, slices and bliss balls are gaining popularity. We all aspire for a healthy lifestyle and leaner and cleaner options to the traditional baked treats are a must.

There are no eggs or dairy used in this recipe and quite frankly, none are required. This raw vegan caramel slice gets its sweetness from dried fruits which also provide the texture to bind the ingredients together.

A little goes a long way with raw vegan treats too. Looking at this recipe you’d probably think it might be costly to make. However, the beauty with this slice is that it’s dense and fiber-rich making you feel fuller for longer.

Even more so by whipping up your very own homemade raw treats you get to control what goes in and what to leave out.

The ultimate sweet treat a delectable raw vegan slice
Packed full of goodness

Medjool Date Download

Key to this raw vegan caramel slice is medjool dates which are a super source of fiber however they are high in natural sugars. If a recipe calls for loads of dried fruit, in my opinion no additional sweeteners are needed, such as maple or rice syrup.

Dates are a super food known for being a natural antioxidant, a good source of minerals, calcium and potassium.

Counting calories? Key with any sweet treats, vegan or otherwise is simply moderation. Think of dates like little sugar bombs, so limit yourself and avoid doubling up on sweeteners in one meal.

Now to the fun part! Switching up this recipe with whatever you like. I quite often swap the nuts between walnuts, macadamias and pecans. Same goes for the dried fruits, try apricots or sour cherries. Mother natures the limit!

For the love of chocolate

Finally, no raw slice would be complete without chocolate! I use dairy free, dark cocoa and only a small amount is required to pack a punch. Aside from making your own, there is a lot of choice nowadays so keep an eye out for coconut chocolate which use a combination of coconut nectar and plant based milks.

I’m sure you’ll agree the drizzled chocolate effect lets the other ingredients shine through.

Raw Vegan Caramel Slice

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Recipe by Hayley Ellis Course: SnacksDifficulty: Easy
Yield

28

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Setting time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 18-20 medjool dates, pitted

  • 1 cup of whole natural almonds

  • 1/2 cup of coconut

  • 1/2 cup buck wheats groats

  • 1/3 cup dairy free choc chips

  • 1/3 cup goji berries

  • 1/4 block of dark dairy free chocolate

  • Handful of dedicated or coconut flakes

Directions

  • Line a baking tray (approx 20cm) or spring form tray with foil and baking paper.
  • Set aside a small handful of the whole gojis, choc bits and almonds for decorating later.
  • Blitz lightly the nuts, gojis and coconut, place in a bowl and set aside.
  • Next blitz dates for a few seconds until they start to break up. You want them to remain chunky.
  • Add in the ingredients blitzed earlier along with the choc bits and buckwheat.
  • Continue blitzing until mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  • Tumble the ingredients into the lined tray and gently press down til evenly distributed and a firm base has been formed.
  • Now using the ingredients you set aside earlier scatter across the surface evenly and gently press them half way into the base. Place in the freezer.
  • Now onto the chocolate drizzle. Place a saucepan on the stove with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil.
  • Position over the saucepan a glass or stainless steel bowl and add the chocolate to gently melt. Keep stirring and do not over heat. As soon as the chocolate is melted remove from the heat.
  • Remove slice from freezer and drizzle melted chocolate in ripples across the top. Don’t feel you need to cover the entire surface that way everyone can see the gorgeousness ahead.
  • Finally, sprinkle with a handful of coconut and place in the fridge to set. Slice, serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don’t have any buckwheat groats replace with rolled oats or for a gluten-free alternative try quinoa flakes or simply extra coconut.

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