Caramel, Peanut & Chocolate Slice

This is a very rich, decadent treat but is made without any refined sugar or flour, and has fibre and protein from the nutty base, which helps to offset the effect of the natural sugars on your blood sugar level.  No baking necessary.

Makes enough for a 9″ x 6″ tin

For the base:

1 cup mixed nuts

1 cup soft dates

1 tbsp no added sugar peanut or almond butter

1 tsp water

For the caramel:

1 cup soft dates

3 tbsp no added sugar peanut butter

1 tbsp raw honey

1/4 cup water

1 tsp coconut oil

For the topping:

100g dark chocolate (70% or more)

 

For the base blend the nuts in a food processor until finely chopped.  Add the dates, water and nut butter and blend again until combined.

Line a tin with parchment and press the base down well into the tin, smoothing the surface with a spoon.  Put in the freezer.

For the caramel first blend the dates, then add all the other ingredients and blend until smooth and thick.

Spread in an even layer over the chilled base, then put back in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.

For the topping melt the chocolate in a bain marie then pour over the caramel layer, right up to the edges.

Leave in the fridge until the chocolate is set.  Turn out of the tin and cut into slices with the chocolate side face down (the bottom is softer than the top so the chocolate will crack less if cut this way).

Try not to eat all at once!

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