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Raw Caramel Brownie Slice

I have been daydreaming of making a new raw dessert for a while now, but was unsure of what it should be. It can be a struggle here with a lack of available ingredients, and my supply stock I brought over from England is definately on its last legs! So I dedicated the last of my coconut oil and raw cacao powder to these delicious little gems!
I had wanted to make vegan caramel slices for a while, and after deciding the best caramel substitute to use would be date caramel, I figured to go one better and make the whole thing raw.
So here they are, they don’t need more explaining… I’m pretty sure the pictures tell you all you need to know.

Raw Caramel Brownie Slice

 Base

  • 1 cup dried dates
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup raw cacoa powder
  • ¼ cup dried figs

 Caramel Layer

  • 2 cups dried dates, soaked in water for 1-2 hours
  • 5 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

 Chocolate Topping

  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup/agave nectar or a raw sweetener of choice
  • ¼ cup coconut oil

 

  1. Start by preparing the base. Do this by pulsing and blending all the base ingredients in a food processor until they form together.
  2. Turn out into a 8×8 inch deep dish tray and press down with your hands until the mixture in evenly distributed to form the base.
  3. Next take the dates that you have soaked, drain well and blend together with the water, coconut oil and salt until silky smooth. Pour this over the base and smooth the top out until flat. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes before adding the topping.
  4. Blend up the topping ingredients. Blend the cacao powder, coconut oil and sweetener of choice until smooth. Remove the tray containing the base and caramel from the freezer and delicately spread the chocolate topping over the caramel. Use a spatula to make the top as smooth and level as possible.
  5. Store in the freezer, well covered for 3 hours before slicing and serving, preferably overnight.

 

Yields 16 squares

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9 Comments

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  2. whiskandshout says

    This looks beyond amazing! I am 100% making these ASAP. Is there anything I could sub for the figs, by chance? Pinning 🙂

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    • Thank you! I want to make a raw version of the traditional shortbread base one next, it might have to wait until I get back to England though so I have the right ingredients. Thanks for your comment x

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  3. brian says

    Hi,

    I made these last night but my base was still powdery and crumbling not dense and solid like your pictures. Can you offer any advice as to why?

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    • Hi Brian, thanks for your feedback. Maybe the nuts were not blended enough. After the inital powdery stage the nuts release some oil and the mixture will start to clump together and turn more dense. If you are still having trouble, I would recommended adding maybe a teaspoon of coconut oil or water, that should do the trick.

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