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