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Easy to make no-bake Caramel and Brazil nut Chocolate Bar, raw vegan chocolate biscuit base with thick date caramel coated in dark chocolate.

Decadent raw vegan no-bake, and only slightly messy to make Caramel and Brazil nut chocolate bars. Now, these beauties are a real treat. We used to make lots of raw/ no-bake treats when we first started exploring vegan recipes but we’ve got out of the habit – that is except for the odd energy/bliss ball.

Make these super sumptuous, chocolate biscuit base, gooey caramel layered, Brazil nut-filled, dark chocolate coated caramel and Brazil nut chocolate bars and then get the kettle on…

Caramel & Brazil nut chocolate bar in coconut bowl

 

Made in 3 simple stages;

THE BASE

The base is a blend of ground almonds, dates, cacao powder, coconut oil and a splash of vanilla extract – this is a really useful base mix, we use it for no-bake cheesecakes and other recipes.

THE CARAMEL

Strictly speaking, this isn’t caramel in the true sense but it is incredible the taste and texture you can create with a no-bake recipe by blending good quality dates, a little maple syrup, cashew butter and a good dollop of tahini.

WHY BRAZIL NUTS?

Mainly because we really like them, but you can use any nut you like or leave them out entirely. Brazil nuts are a good source of nutrients, protein, fibre and selenium – and selenium particularly is said to have many health benefits for your body and brain – so extra health benefits just by adding a nut.

We roughly chop the Brazil nuts and squish them into the caramel layer, then place the whole slab into the fridge to harden – this makes it easier to slice.

 

THE MESSY BIT

It is not that messy covering the bars in chocolate but that depends on how tidy you are with a bowl of warm dark melted chocolate. How many layers of chocolate should you cover the bar in? If you like a thicker chocolate crack when biting into a bar, double the amount of melted chocolate and double dunk the bars. If you prefer a light layer then a single coating is perfect.

To make you will need the following…

Equipment

20 x 10cm loaf tin
Baking paper
Food processor
Spatula
Measuring cups and spoons
Scales

 

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Caramel & Brazil nut chocolate bar in coconut bowl

Caramel and Brazil nut Chocolate Bar

  • Prep Time: 35
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Sweet treats

Description

Easy vegan no-bake caramel and Brazil nut chocolate bar.


Scale

Ingredients

Chocolate biscuit base

  • 130g ground almonds
  • 40g cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 150g Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Caramel layer

  • 250g Medjool dates, pitted
  • 110g cashew butter
  • 60ml maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons light tahini or original tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
  • 45g Brazil nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon water

Dark chocolate top

  • 150g dark chocolate – we used 85%
  • 10g Brazil nuts, finely diced
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Line a loaf tin with baking paper

To make the chocolate biscuit base

  1. Add the dates to a food processor and blitz until they break up. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until the mix is a fine crumb that holds together when you squeeze it in your hand.
  2. Tip the mix into the base of the lined tin and firmly press down into a flat smooth compacted base layer. Then place in the fridge.

To make the caramel layer

  1. Add the pitted dates to the food processor and blitz until broken up and sticky. Now add the cashew butter, tahini, maple syrup, salt (if using) and blend again until smooth.  You may need to add a tablespoon of water to help loosen the caramel mix.
  2. Remove the base from the fridge and spread over the caramel layer. Once this is evenly layered over the base scatter over the roughly chopped Brazil nuts and squish them into the caramel with your fingers (yes this is the technical term).
  3. Smooth the surface as best you can (but don’t over worry).
  4. Fold the sides of the baking paper over the top and place in the freezer for 1 and a half to 2 hours.

Chocolate coating

  1. In a heat proof bowl melt the dark chocolate – either no a low heat in the microwave or over a Bain-Marie.
  2. Remove the bar from freezer and lift it out of the tin. Spread baking paper over a large plate.
  3. On a chopping board, slice the large bar into 6 even smaller bars.
  4. Now using two forks, gently holding the bar at either end, careful lift the bar into the melted chocolate and roll it so that all sides are evenly coated in a layer of chocolate. Lift the bar out and place it chocolate biscuit side down onto the lined plate.
  5. Repeat until all the bars are coated in chocolate.
  6. Sprinkle the tops of the bars with either sea salt or crushed Brazil nuts.
  7. Place the bars in the fridge to set for 30 minutes, then enjoy with a good cup of tea.

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days – if warm keep in the fridge.

Caramel & Brazil nut chocolate bar finished bars

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