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Vegan Date Caramel Slice

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 480 minutes
  • Total Time: 510 minutes
  • Yield: 6 squares 1x

Description

Easy oat cookie crust, healthy date caramel filling, silky chocolate ganache on top–this Date Caramel Slice is 3 layers of sweet vegan decadence!


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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 3/4 cup steel cut oats (or chopped nuts, hemp seeds, rolled oats)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt

Date Caramel Layer

  • 1 cup date paste
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)

Chocolate Layer

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp non-dairy milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Combine all the crust ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. It should be a sticky, clumpy dough.
  3. Press into a baking dish (approx. 8×5″) lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes at 350F.
  4. Allow the crust to cool while you make the caramel layer.
  5. Melt the cashew butter. Combine the cashew butter, date paste, and vanilla. Whisk vigorously to combine.
  6. Spread on top of the crust. Freeze.
  7. In a bowl, combine the chocolate chips and non-dairy milk. Melt in the microwave or on the stove using a double boiler. Stir until smooth.
  8. Pour/dollop the chocolate on top of the caramel. Carefully spread to the edges of the pan to completely cover the caramel.
  9. Freeze overnight.
  10. Remove from the freezer a few minutes before slicing and eating.