These bars are a real treat made with no refined sugar and made mostly with good stuff! Top with vegan chocolate if you wish them to be dairy free.
The date caramel is so creamy and delicious you wont believe how good it tastes!
These will be a firm favourite in our house from now on. If you try them please let us know in the comments.
As always we supply all the ingredients just head to groceries.
For the caramel:
- 200g pitted dates
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon nut butter – peanut/almond/cashew
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- 3-4 tablespoons boiling water
For the base :
- 100g oats
- 15g cocoa powder
- 30g coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- 80g dark chocolate
- 20g coconut oil
- sea salt optional
Step 1: Line a loaf tin with parchment paper, or a similar sized lunchbox will work too.
Step 2: Make the caramel: Add all the ingredients to a powerful blender. Blend until smooth. Take out 3/4 of the caramel and put it in a bowl and add in the base ingredients.
Step 3: Make the base: to the blender with 1/4 of the caramel add the oats, cocoa powder, coconut oil and boiling water. Blend until combined.
Step 4: Spoon the base mix into the loaf tin, smooth with a spoon or spatula. Top with the caramel and smooth. Put this in the fridge for 1 hour to set.
Step 5: Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together. Pour over the top and tilt the tin to cover, sprinkle with sea salt. Chill for 30 minutes. Slice into bars and enjoy.