Paleo Salted Caramel Slice

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Nothing says comfort quite like a big old piece of caramel slice. From the smooth buttery crust right through to the cold; creamy caramel, what’s not to love about one of our favourite childhood bakery treats? The post sugar slump… that’s what! But here at MNB we don’t believe in deprivation, and sometimes all it takes to satisfy a craving is a bit of creative adaptation. 

 

Thanks to our uber talented friend The Fit Foodie, we’ve found a way to have our cake and eat it too (so to speak). And what’s more? This baby is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, raw AND vegan, so it’s suitable for anyone and everyone! 

 

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Paleo Salted caramel Slice 

 

SERVES: 8

 

INGREDIENTS:

 

  • 200g pitted medjool dates 
  • 100g tigernut flour (or coconut flour) 
  • 100g almond meal
  • 2 tbsp cashew butter 
  • 1 tbsp rice malt syrup 
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter (extra) 
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Sea Salt 
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder 
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 1 tbsp rice malt syrup 

 

 

METHOD: 

 

 

 1.) Soak the pitted dates in hot water for 10 minutes 

2.) In a bowl, add the tigernut flour (or coconut flour), nut meal, cashew butter and rice malt syrup 

3.) A little at a time, pour in the leftover date water in the bowl and mix until a dough forms

4.) Press the dough into the bottom of a lined baking dish and set aside

5.) Make the caramel by processing the soaked dates in a food processor or blender with cashew butter, vanilla and salt until smooth 

6.) Spread the caramel over the dough layer 

7.) Place the cacao, oil and rice malt syrup in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir for 2-3 minutes or until well combined. Pour over the date caramel and freeze for 1-2 hours or until set

8.) Slice into bars and serve 

 

 

 


 

 

Check out Sally’s new book Love Move Eat for more healthy recipes! 

 

 

Contributor

 

 The Fit Foodie (aka Sally O’Neil), is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg after adopting a healthier lifestyle, Sally has now launched her own range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, so that you too can make healthy treats at home without the fuss. Visit Sally’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for delicious recipes, wellness tips and workouts.