Vegan Hazelnut Caramel Square Recipe

Vegan Hazelnut Caramel Square Recipe

Chewy hazelnut caramel on a crunchy biscuit base, all topped off with a thick layer of raw chocolate – these sweet treats are pure indulgence!

Whip up your own batch of these sweet caramel squares! All you need is a food processor, a baking tin, and a small saucepan.

Total Time: 40 minutes

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes to chill

Servings: 8

Rating:  

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 8)

  • For the base
  • 18.75 18.75 g hazelnuts or almonds
  • 28.125 28.125 g Medjool dates
  • 0.125 0.125 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 0.125 0.125 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • For the caramel
  • 43.75 43.75 g Medjool dates, soaked in water overnight
  • 18.75 18.75 ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 0.25 0.25 tsp vanilla extract
  • 0.375 0.375 Tbsp hazelnut butter
  • a generous pinch of sea salt
  • For the chocolate topping
  • 9.375 9.375 g cacao powder
  • 7.5 7.5 g + 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 7.5 7.5 g + 3 Tbsp coconut oil

Method

Method
  1. Place the hazelnuts, dates, almond milk and maple syrup in a blender or food processor and pulse until you have a doughy mixture.
  2. Spread this evenly into your prepared tin.
  3. Place in the fridge (or freezer if you are in a hurry) to chill.
  4. Meanwhile, drain the dates that have been soaking.
  5. Place these dates, almond milk, vanilla, hazelnut butter and sea salt in the food processor and blend on high until you have a smooth caramel.
  6. Remove the tin from the fridge and smooth the caramel over the base layer.
  7. Return to the fridge.
  8. To make the chocolate layer, gently melt the coconut oil.
  9. Gently heat the maple syrup.
  10. Place the cacao powder in a bowl and gradually add the coconut oil and maple syrup, whisking to ensure a smooth consistency.
  11. Remove the caramel slices from the fridge and pour the chocolate layer over the caramel.
  12. Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.
  13. Remove from the fridge to serve, and enjoy.

Recipe by Aoife Howard (www.thegoodfoodgoddess.com)

 

Are you still craving something sweet? Try making these Easy Peanut Butter Cups!

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