Raw Vegan Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Creme Bars





This lovely layered dessert looks like a fancy gourmet post-5-course-meal sweet. Which of course, it could be. The nutty crust, creamy dulce de leche caramel centre, and chocolate creme topping have tastebuds surrendering and begging for more (at least in this house). 
And it is all made in a food processor. 
For so little effort, these sweet little gems are quite the fancy dessert.




Raw Vegan Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Creme Bars

makes one loaf pan

Crust
-1 cup almonds or other nuts 
-1 cup dates

Caramel
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-1/4 cup coconut oil

-1/4 cup coconut milk
-1 cup dates
-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

-1 teaspoon molasses

Chocolate Creme

-1/3 cup coconut oil
-3 Tablespoons cacao powder
-¼ cup maple syrup

-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, or grease.

2. Process almonds and dates in food processor until fine. Press into bottom of loaf pan.
3. Process all caramel ingredients in food processor until smooth. Layer on top of the crust layer in pan.
3. Process all chocolate creme ingredients in food processor until smooth. Layer on top of caramel in pan.
4. Refrigerate until firmed up, a couple of hours. Remove from pan [using parchment paper], cut and serve.
Enjoy!

notes:

adapted from this recipe by This Rawsome Vegan life
optional substitutions...
-1 cup nuts: 3/4 cup flour of choice
-dates: raisins
-peanut butter: any other nut or seed butter






















Mangia! Mangia!