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Salted caramel slices

These raw food sweet treats are naturally sweetened with dates and maple syrup, and are made with wholesome ingredients such as cashew nuts, coconut, and cacao powder

  • Prep: 30 mins
    plus soaking and at least 3 hrs freezing, no cook
  • Makes 15
  • Easy
  • Makes 15
  • Easy
  • Calories 273
  • Carbohydrates 20
  • Saturated Fat 14
  • Sugar 18
  • Protein 3
  • Fat 19
  • Fibre 3
  • Salt 0.5

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 273
  • Carbohydrates 20
  • Saturated Fat 14
  • Sugar 18
  • Protein 3
  • Fat 19
  • Fibre 3
  • Salt 0.5

Ingredients

  • 130g cashew nuts
  • 90g desiccated coconut
  • 150g pitted dates, soaked for 4-6 hrs
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 150g pitted dates, soaked for 4-6 hrs
  • 105g coconut oil, melted
  • 100g maple syrup (see tip)
  • 240ml hot water
  • 1 tsp salt (Tanya uses Himalayan salt)
  • 50g coconut oil, melted
  • 25g cacao powder (see tip)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ? tsp salt

Tip

Cocoa or cacao powder?
Cocoa and cacao powder are different products that come from the same tree. Cacao is raw, unprocessed, and a source of antioxidants and magnesium.

Maple syrup
Maple syrup is not raw, but it contains minerals and has a beautiful flavour.

Method

  1. Line a 15 x 20cm plastic food container with a double layer of cling film, overlapping the edges. Combine the base ingredients in a food processor with an S-blade until broken down. Press into the prepared container to compress.

  2. Process the caramel ingredients in a high-powered blender on a high-speed setting until creamy. Pour the caramel over the base. Use a spatula to distribute it evenly across the top. Transfer to the freezer to set.

  3. Stir the icing ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Pour the mixture over the caramel layer and smooth out the top. Freeze for at least 3 hrs. Pull up the cling film to remove the block from the container and slice into squares. Store in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

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