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Healthier Chocolate salted caramel squares

These chocolate salted caramel squares will leave you looking for more!! They are healthier as the caramel is based around dates and almond butter so they are higher in fibre than traditional sugar based caramel. We make a tasty almond biscuit base, a smooth date caramel and then top it all off by covering them in chocolate!!

Makes 10-18 bars

Takes 45 minutes, plus chilling time.

Ingredients 

Base layer

280g ground almond or almond flour

100g agave or clear date syrup

100g coconut oil

Pinch salt

 

Caramel filling

300g pitted dates

100g almond or cashew or peanut butter

10-14 tablespoons water

4 tablespoons coconut oil

1 large pinch of salt (add more if you like it)

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 

Chocolate topping

300g dark chocolate

 

Method

Base layer:

Line a brownie pan or baking tray that is approx 20cm x 30cm with baking parchment. In a saucepan melt the coconut oil. In a large bowl mix together the ground almond with the coconut oil and agave syrup/ clear date syrup. Pour into the lined baking tray and compact with a spoon so that its level and compressed. Put in the freezer to set for 20 mins while you make the caramel and melt the chocolate.

Caramel layer:

In a food processor add all ingredients for the caramel layer and blend until super smooth and caramel-like, this may take up to 5 minutes depending on your food processor and you may need to add a little more water if it is a bit clumpy and not blending!

Take out your base layer once it has fully set (should take 20 mins) and spread out the caramel layer on top of the base layer so it is smooth and well spread out. Put bake in the freezer to set again while you melt your chocolate.

Melt your chocolate by using a water bath or bain marie. Once melted pour over the top of the caramel layer.

Leave to cool and set

Once cold cut to your desired size

Enjoy these are so good!

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