About a month ago, I shared a recipe (and interview) by Andy from Create to Eat. Who has tried it? I’m a granola addict, so it’s safe to say I’ve created my own date free version a few times already.
Andy was kind enough to share a second recipe with us. Her recipe for raw crunchy caramel slice. This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and packed full of nutritious ingredients.
Among a huge range of health benefits, the dates provide great fiber and energy, the almonds and macadamia nuts offer great natural oils, fats, and a good hit of protein, while the raw cacao is packed full of antioxidants and magnesium.
Shall we take a look?
Raw Crunchy Caramel Slice
1 cup medjool dates (soaked for 20 mins in water)
1 cup almonds
1 cup cashews or macadamias
Put all into food processor/thermomix and blend until biscuity-consistency is achieved. Press into a lined tray and set aside.
1 cup medjool dates (soaked for 20 mins)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla paste/essence
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup chopped almonds
Place the dates, oil, vanilla, and salt in processor and mix until smooth, add the water slowly bit by bit. Pour onto base and sprinkle with the chopped almonds (optional for crunchiness). Place in freezer.
3/4 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup water
Blend the ingredients except water, add the water bit by bit (don’t over water). Pour over the caramel layer and place back in the freezer to set for at least an hour.
Devour. Ok I added that, but how could you not?
Thanks again to Andy for sharing.
Until next time. X