Happy Halloween! I made these the other day for dessert and they were a hit. These squares are raw vegan and gluten free. They taste almost like a snickers bar without the crunch. You could try adding some chopped peanuts if you want :) Enjoy! Tag me on Instagram @thekindcoconut if you make them xx Kiely
Raw Chocolate Caramel Squares
1 1/2 cups oat flour
1 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut sugar
pinch of sea salt
First make the caramel by heating a small saucepan to high adding in coconut milk and coconut sugar. Bring to a boil then add the salt and simmer for 35-40 minutes. Continue to whisk until desired consistency. It took me about 35 minutes to achieve the caramel syrup. Add more coconut sugar to taste.
Transfer the caramel to a jar and set aside to cool down.
To make the base, add oat flour, dates, coconut oil, peanut butter and sea salt to a food processor. Pulse everything together until a sticky dough forms. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and scoop the base on top. Press down with a spatula until about 1/2 inch thick.
Drizzle the cool caramel over the top of the base and spread around with a spatula.
Melt the chocolate chips with a splash of water in the microwave for 45 seconds or until melted. Stir with a spoon and then pour over the top of the caramel layer. Spread around evenly with a spatula again.
Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours to harden. Slice and enjoy! Store in the freezer.