Vegan chocolate and date caramel bars



Ingredients 16
Servings 8
Time 00:45

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 1/4
    cup
    almond flour
  • 1/4
    c
    quinoa
  • 3
    Tbs
    maple syrup
  • 2 - 3
    Tbs
    water
  • SALTED DATE CARAMEL:
  • 12
    fresh dates - pitted
  • 1/3
    c
    nut butter of your choice
  • 3
    Tbs
    maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 3 - 4
    Tbs
    water
  • 1
    tsp
    vanilla paste or 1 pod
  • 1
    pinch Maldon salt flakes
  • CHOCOLATE MOUSSE:
  • 180
    ml
    water
  • 230
    g
    good-quality dark chocolate - finely chopped
  • ice cubes for making mousse
 

Method

00:45
 
For the crust, preheat the oven to 18°C and line a bread loaf tin with baking paper.

Combine the almond flour, quinoa and maple syrup together in a large mixing bowl and mix to combine. Teaspoon in the water while mixing until the texture is clumpy and holds together when squeezed. Don’t add all the water if it’s not necessary. Press the dough into the lined tin and press in to make a base.

Bake the base for 10 minutes or until golden. Take out and allow to cool completely.
 
To make the date caramel, combine all the ingredients together in a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.  Pour the caramel into the lined tin and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

To make the chocolate mousse, place the water and dark chocolate in a saucepan and heat gently while stirring until melted. Once smooth, pour into a glass or metal bowl which fits over another bowl. Fill the bottom bowl with ice cubes and place the other on top. Using an electric hand mixer, beat the mixture until it starts to thicken and forms soft peaks. Pour the mousse over the caramel mixture and smooth out gently. Refrigerate until set and slice into bars.

Recipe created by The Kate Tin. Follow her on Instagram!

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