MIND-BLOWING CARAMEL SQUARES

Trust me I named these squares mind-blowing for a reason.  It’s hard to believe anything this decadent and yummy could be filled with so much goodness.  No need to turn on your oven for this dessert, it’s completely raw.  The combination of the dates and tahini make the perfect natural caramel sauce.  Mejdool dates are high in fibre and tahini is a great source of protein and vitamin B.  Eat up!

Base Layer:

In a food processor, blend dates, walnuts, vanilla and cocoa powder until a crumble has formed.  Add water one teaspoon at a time.  The mixture should stick together when pinched.

In a lined 8 x 8 pan press the mixture into an even layer.  Place in the freezer to set.

Caramel Layer:

Blend the dates in a food processor for about a minute, just enough for the dates to be chopped.  In a medium bowl, mix together tahini butter and coconut oil.  Add this mixture and pinch of salt to chopped dates.  Continue blending, adding the 6 tablespoons of water a tablespoon at a time until a creamy caramel mixture has formed.  You may need to add more water if the consistency is too thick.  Be careful not to make it too runny.  Spoon caramel over crust evenly.

Chocolate Topping:

Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwaveable bowl.  Microwave for 2 minutes, stir until smooth.  Pour over caramel layer.

Place in refrigerator to set.  Approximately 2 hours.

These squares can be frozen up to 3 months, but they won’t last that long!

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MIND-BLOWING CARAMEL SQUARES

  • Author: Carla's No Place Like Home
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes + 2 hours
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: blend and refrigerate
  • Cuisine: Canadian/American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Trust me I named these squares mind-blowing for a reason.  It’s hard to believe anything this decadent and yummy could be filled with so much goodness.  No need to turn on your oven for this dessert, it’s completely raw.  The combination of the dates and tahini make the perfect natural caramel sauce.  Mejdool dates are high in fibre and tahini is a great source of protein and vitamin B.  Eat up!


Ingredients

Scale

Base Layer:

  • 1 ½ cups Mejdool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons water

Caramel Layer:

  • 1 ½ cups Mejdool dates, pitted and chopped
  • ¾ cup tahini butter
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 6 tablespoons water, possibly more
  • Pinch of salt

Chocolate Topping:

  • 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

 


Instructions

Base Layer:

  1. In a food processor, blend dates, walnuts, vanilla and cocoa powder until a crumble has formed.
  2.   Add water one teaspoon at a time.  The mixture should stick together when pinched.
  3. In a lined 8 x 8 pan press the mixture into an even layer.  Place in the freezer to set.

Caramel Layer:

  1. Blend the dates in a food processor for about a minute, just enough for the dates to be chopped.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together tahini butter and coconut oil.
  3. Add this mixture and pinch of salt to chopped dates.
  4. Continue blending, adding the 6 tablespoons of water a tablespoon at a time until a creamy caramel mixture has formed.  You may need to add more water if the consistency is too thick.  Be careful not to make it too runny.
  5. Spoon caramel over crust evenly.

Chocolate Topping:

  1. Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwaveable bowl.
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes, stir until smooth.
  3. Pour over caramel layer.
  4. Place in refrigerator to set.  Approximately 2 hours.

Keywords: vegan dessert, healthy dessert, vegan chocolate caramel square, vegan square, gluten-free dessert

 

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  • I made the mind-blowing caramel squares and OMG! Three words: Yum! Yummy! and Yummiest! It’s hard to believe that this delicious sweet treat contains no added sugar. My husband who has been avoiding sweet desserts couldn’t resist trying some and absolutely loves them. We just keep going back for more!