Chocolate Caramel Slice… Vegan & Free-From

Chocolate Caramel Slice… Vegan & Free-From

WHAT… the Easter holidays are over already!? How did that happen? It’s back to school day here πŸ™ I’m not sure about you and yours but it vanished in an instant! I guess that might have something to do with the fact that someone ran into our car and we spent most of the holidays in and out of car garages looking for a new one… and we then had family visit from Australia πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ So, now it’s back to normal? Whatever that is! πŸ˜›

Maybe you ate lots of chocolate over the Easter period – or maybe you didn’t and have lots left! So, here’s a great recipe to use up that left over chocolate! It’s decadent, caramelly and one slice is just not going to be enough! It’s not overly sweet and it’s great for anyone who’s following a free-from diet! πŸ˜€ Yumyum!

Oh.. I just have to share this gorgeous (early) Wisteria with you! We took a visit to Cambridge and this is clambering all over the University’s Christ’s College. The smell was totally heavenly too – I’m sure this is one of the most photographed things in Cambridge! πŸ˜€

Caramel slice (4) WM

I’m sharing this over at Angie’s Fiesta Friday this week, co-hosted by Petra @ Food Eat Love and Lina at Lin’s Recipes. I hope you don’t all die of shock that I’ve FINALLY managed toΒ bring something along to the party again!!! It’s been too long since I shared something with you allΒ at Fiesta Friday!!!

Chocolate Caramel Slice (Vegan & Free-From)

  • Servings: 9-12
  • Difficulty: medium
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Gather

  • 100g dates
  • 100g nuts of choice
  • 100g oats (gluten free)

  • 150g dates (soaked if not soft & pliable)
  • 50g cashews/sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon solid coconut oil
  • pinch/drop of vanilla

  • 100-200g plain chocolate of your choice

Prepare

  1. Put the dates, nuts and oats in a food processor and pulse until a natural ball forms. Press into a lined tin and place in the fridge or freezer while you prepare the caramel.
  2. UsingΒ the same food processor without rinsing, blitz the dates until they start to turn into a puree, You might need to add a drop of water/plant milk if your dates are quite dry.
  3. Add theΒ  cashews/sunflower seeds, coconut oil and vanilla and combine until you haveΒ  a thick creamy caramel. Use the caramel to cover the base and return to the fridge/freezer.
  4. Melt your chocolate (or make your own using a mix of coconut oil, maple syrup & cacao powder). Remove the tin from the fridge/freezer and allow to warm up a bit (otherwise the chocolate will set instantly upon contact). Drizzle or pour (depending on how chocolatey you want it) your chocolate over the caramel.
  5. Return the slice to the fridge/freezer until set. Slice into fingers or squares using a clean warm knife.
  6. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Serve as it is straight from the fridge… or even straight from the freezer!
  • Allow to come to room temperature for a softer slice.
  • Add some fresh fruit – banana or cherries would go well.
  • Turn it into a dessert by adding a scoop of ice-cream.
  • Pack it in greaseproof paper and take on a picnic or in a lunchbox.
  • Sprinkle the top with coconut or crushed nuts before the chocolate sets.
  • Switch the vanilla for aΒ drop of orange or coffee extract.
  • Vary your choice of nuts – almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts or pistachios.

13 Comments

  • Hamdzinski 19th April 2017 at 10:21

    Looks so yummy!! Thank you for sharing!!

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    • Life Diet Health 22nd April 2017 at 17:57

      So good… quick & easy too! Thanks for visiting LifeDietHealth! πŸ™‚

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      • Hamdzinski 22nd April 2017 at 18:15

        Please feel free to visit our blog ?

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        • Life Diet Health 22nd April 2017 at 18:30

          Ooo.. are you in Warsaw? One of my good friends lives in Konstancin πŸ™‚ I might try to veganise your orange and carrot cake – it sounds and looks delicious! πŸ™‚

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          • Hamdzinski 22nd April 2017 at 23:42

            Ohh that’s great to hear , Warsaw is beautiful?? Please let me know how it went baking this delicious cake?

  • boowholefoods 19th April 2017 at 19:05

    Oh wow, these look delicious!

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    • Life Diet Health 22nd April 2017 at 17:59

      Thanks Rebecca! They are so delicious! and they fit in with your gluten free wholefood way of eating! πŸ™‚ Let me know if you get around to trying them!

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  • petra08 25th April 2017 at 22:14

    These slices sounds great, lovely and rich. Thank you for sharing them with us at Fiesta Friday πŸ™‚

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    • Life Diet Health 25th April 2017 at 23:28

      Thanks Petra. They are really delicious and moorish! I hope you had fun hosting πŸ™‚

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      • petra08 26th April 2017 at 00:38

        Fiesta Friday is always delicious and so much fun! πŸ™‚ x

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        • Life Diet Health 26th April 2017 at 08:36

          Yes… I’ll try and fit it in again! I always read Angie’s emails when they pop up on a Friday but that’s about as far as I get these days! I’ll see you over there again soon! πŸ™‚

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          • petra08 26th April 2017 at 10:21

            Absolutely! Can’t wait to see what you will be making next πŸ™‚

          • Life Diet Health 26th April 2017 at 11:58

            πŸ™‚ me too lol! Best I get my thinking cap on!

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