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Raw Caramel Slice

Updated: Jun 20, 2018

Are you looking for a sweet delicious treat that is made from not-so guilty ingredients but tastes like something you would get at a restaurant? Well this is it.

Raw caramel slice has been a staple of mine for the past 3 years and I have tried quiet a few recipes over the time. This one has been my favourite so far, it is important to remember substitutes are OK. I recommend making up quite a bit of slice and freezing some for later.

There are two ways I do these, either in slice trays, or in individual cupcake patties. Both are great ways of doing it, the cupcakes are often easier for eating on the go.


Its all about that base

  • 2 cups of pitted dates- fresh if you can, but dried is fine, just give them a soak for 5 mins and drain excess water before using.

  • 2 cups of macadamia nuts (can substitute almonds if preferred)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil

Using a food processor mix the above ingredients until they are in small pieces, be careful not to over process or you will end up with particles to fine which will be difficult to hold together. If you do over process add some more coconut oil to help keep things together. Put in a chosen dish or patty and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Caramel middle

  • 1 cup of pitted dates (if fresh use as is, if packet, soak for 10 minuted to soften)

  • 1 cup tahini

  • 1 cup of cashews (soak in water for 10 minutes)

  • 1/2 cup of rice syrup

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup of water

  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup

Using a food processor mix the above ingredients until they are smooth in consistency. Then spread across tray or place a heaped tea spoon into each patty. If you find your base moving while you are trying to spread the middle, using a brush, brush coconut oil over the base and freeze for another 10 minutes before adding the middle. Once the middle has been added freeze for 10 minutes.

Chocolate Top

1 cup cacao powder

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup rice syrup

1/4 cup water

Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir well, if you have time you can even heat in a saucepan for a few moments. However I find mixing in a bowl works adequately. Once mixed thoroughly pour across tray and spread evenly, or teaspoon into individual patties. At this stage you can sprinkle cacao nibs, goji berries, nuts etc as you wish to give it something extra. Put in the freezer for 2 hours.

After 2 hours you will be able to cut up the slice if it is in a tin and refrigerate.


Are you looking for some more raw dessert inspiration? Here are my go to references:


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