These caramel chunky treats can be all yours, they’re everything you’d expect from a treat - chocolate, caramel, nutty topping & melt in the mouth shortcake base. The best part is they’re refined sugar free, gluten free & vegan. Time to have your cake and eat it... lots of it... in tasty chunky bites.
Another fabulous reason to make and eat sublime treats is they’re made using wonderful, wholesome ingredients including almond flour (or sub for coconut flour), coconut oil, tahini, peanut butter, dates & vanilla. Yep, they’re the only magic ingredients that combine to make these bite sized pieces of heaven.
I get it, sometimes you just fancy something tasty. So having smaller options of your favorite treat means you’re less likely to over indulge because you’re satisfying the craving with just a little of what you want.
Unlike most shop bought ‘treats’, there’s nutrients and fibre in these bites making them both delicious and a healthier option.
So let’s cut to the ‘how do I make them already?’
For the base:
- 2 cups of almond flour
10 dates soaked
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
For the Caramel filling:
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup tahini
10 dates (softened in hot water)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
Splash of plant milk if needed to make the consistency more 'caramel'
Pinch of salt
200g Sugar free vegan chocolate
Pinch of salt
Pre heat the oven to 175C
Add all the base layer ingredients to a processor and whizz until a clumpy/doughy textureNext line a baking tray. Then press the dough tightly in to the tray. Place in the oven for approx 10 mins until it look golden around the edges.
Add all the filling ingredients to the processor next and when well combined pour over the the baked base. Then place in the fridge to set
Next up, melt the chocolate & coconut oil. When melted pour over the base & caramel and place back in the Fridge to set.
When set remove and cut in to bite sized chunks and munch.
If you like this recipe then why not take a look at the rest of my website where you'll find lots of other healthy food ideas, all made with no added sugar, along with help and advice on living a low or no sugar lifestyle.
You can find out more about the benefits of cutting out excess sugar from your diet hey watching my video below or reading my blog here.