Salted Caramel & Chocolate Christmas Bars

If there’s one thing we love about December, it’s that we have a legitimate reason why we can say sayonara to our diets and let the festive feasting times roll. And we can’t think of a better dessert to gorge ourselves silly on, than these delish salted caramel and chocolate Christmas bars from The Fit Foodie. Yep, that’s right, delicious AND nutritious. Maybe even after a bar or three, we’ll have our Summer bods intact after all…
Serves: 14 bars
Recipe Benefits: Dairy free, Gluten free, Raw, Vegan, Refined Sugar free
 Ingredients

Crust

¼ cup brown rice syrup or honey

2 tbsp natural almond or peanut butter

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

½ tsp Himalayan salt

1¼ cups puffed brown rice

Caramel

1¼ cups Medjool dates, soaked in water for 1 hour

1 tbsp almond or peanut butter

1 tsp Himalayan salt

Chocolate coating

½ cup coconut oil, melted

½ cup cacao powder

1½ tbsp brown rice syrup or honey

Steps

Line a 20 cm square pan with baking paper.

For the crust, melt together the brown rice syrup, nut butter, vanilla and salt in a pan over a low heat until viscous or pourable. Remove from heat and add puffed brown rice, stirring well to coat.

Pour the mixture into the pan and with a palette knife or wet hands spread to evenly cover the base. Place in the freezer while you make the caramel.

To make the caramel, place dates, nut butter, salt and 1 tablespoon of water in a food processor, blend until smooth. Spread caramel over the crust and return to the freezer for 10 minutes.

Prepare the chocolate by mixing together coconut oil, cacao powder and brown rice syrup until well combined.

Spread chocolate on top of the caramel and freeze for a few minutes until almost set.

Slice into bars and freeze again for 10 minutes before enjoying.

Tips

Store remaining bars for up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge. They will likely fall apart if left at room temperature for a long time due to the coconut oil content.

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Can’t get enough of raw slices? Check out the Raw Snickers Slice from Going Coconuts!

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