This is really easy to make, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much it reminded me of the bakery version of a caramel slice. Luckily this one is loaded with nutrients rather than being full of empty calories. It is quite high in natural sugars though, so keep this one for special occasions, or reduce the amount of sweetener.
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 cup of dates
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
Process until a biscuit/cake like consistency. Press into a tin or container lined with baking paper, and leave in fridge whilst making caramel.
- 1 tblsp of melted coconut oil
- 3 tablespoon of cashew butter
- 3 tablespoon Lucuma powder*
- 5 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
Mix together gently in a bowl, then spread over the base and put back into the fridge.
- 50grams of cacao butter
- 3 tablespoon of raw cacao powder
- 1-2 tablespoons of coconut nectar or pure maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
Mix together ingredients, and spread over the top of the slice and refrigerate or freeze to set.
If making it for a special occasion and taste is more important than the ‘healthiness’ of the slice, then melt 2 100g blocks of Greens & Black organic milk chocolate or dark if you prefer. Use this in place of making your own raw chocolate.
*I purchased my Lucuma Powder from Mrs Flannery’s Health Food Store.
Lucuma is a subtropical fruit from Peru. The fruit is very nutritious, having high levels of carotene, vitamin B3, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Lucuma is a popular flavouring for ice cream in Peru with its sweet, caramel like flavour. Lucuma fruit is ground into a raw powder, which is used as a natural sweetner. It can be added to raw desserts and smoothies. It has a very low fructose level, making it one of the healthiest alternatives to sugar.