Caramel Slice for Georgie

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By popular request I’m sharing this recipe. Whilst I try to keep the food on here healthy and easy I’ve had quite a few people ask for this so here you go…….

A couple of weeks ago my daughter Georgie had a craving for caramel slice. That was weird in itself because she is one of the most health conscious people I know. I think it had something to do with wanting what you can’t have. You see Georgie decided to go vegan a little while ago so slices made with butter, milk and chocolate aren’t on the menu for her anymore.
In the interest of keeping my weight in a healthy range and looking after ourselves we generally don’t have these kinds of food in our house but this is a cracker of a recipe and we all have to live a little sometimes !

Never one to back away from a challenge to keep one of my gorgeous kids happy I embarked on finding a recipe that would meet her craving but not blow our health out the window and this is what I came up with. Whilst not completely guilt free it is a huge improvement on your classic caramel slice which is full of condensed milk, butter, sugar, sugar and more sugar and topped off with chocolate. This is definitely a ‘sometimes’ food but interestingly it is quite rich so you only need a little bit to feel like you’ve had a treat. We sliced ours into 2cm cubes and even that little amount felt pretty indulgent.

So, with no further ado I give you …..

Georgie’s Caramel Slice 

Start by soaking 1 cup of raw cashews in hot water.

At this point you can decide between a couple of biscuit bases. Option one is healthier and option two is quicker. It’s up to you what you’d prefer. I think option 2 works better and at this stage it’s in for a penny, in for a pound. I’ll got to the gym more this week !

Biscuit base options
Option 1
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup dates
2 tablespoons coconut oil

Whiz up in the food processor and press into slice tray

Option 2
1 packet Choc Ripple biscuits (yes, they are vegan)
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Whiz up in the food processor and press into tray.

Place in freezer to chill.

Filling

1 cup raw cashews ( that you have soaked in hot water for 30-60 minutes)
1 cup dates (medjool is best but ordinary dates will work too)
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons tahini
1/3 cup maple syrup

Whiz these in food processor till smooth and well blended. Depending on the power of your processor this can take a few minutes. Once done smooth over your chilled biscuit base and place back in the freezer.

Topping 

1/4 cup each of coconut oil, maple syrup and cocoa powder.

Place in saucepan and melt together stirring till smooth.
Spread over chilled slice and place back in the freezer.

When well chilled slice into small cubes. Store in freezer and allow to thaw for a few minutes before eating.

Try this… you can thank me later.

Yum !

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