This healthy caramel slice tastes heavenly. It’s gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.
Annette Robinson (The Omsai Ayurveda) prepared this at a recent staff event and it was a real treat. Having healthy snacks on hand can be a great way to increase nutrient intake, prevent energy dips, maintain energy levels and avoid unhealthy choices.
Make a healthy slice and store it in the fridge for when you have a sweet craving.
Salted Date Caramel & Tahini Chocolate Slice
2 cups fine Besan flour
½ cup Almond meal
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup melted coconut oil
*good pinch of salt
3 cups of dates soaked
3 tbsp brown rice syrup
1 tsp of sea salt
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup coconut cream
1 tsp vanilla paste
¾ cup melted coconut oil
¾ cup melted coconut cream
½ cup of cacao powder
½ cup maple syrup(more to taste)
½ cup hulled tahini
tsp of cinnamon
good pinch of salt
-mix besan flour and Almond meal and salt together
-add maple and coconut oil and mix into a nice dough consistency
-I use a 21×34 cm tin and line with baking paper
-flatten the mix evenly out onto the base and prick a few times with fork and bake on 160 degrees for around 10 to 15 mins till lightly golden
-add drained dates and all other caramel ingredients to food processor and process till you have a nice sticky caramel consistency with no date chunks left
-add this to the cooled base and spread evenly
-Add all ingredients to a saucepan or mixing bowl and wisk together till a nice silky chocolate texture is formed. Add more maple if its still a little on the bitter side then poor over the caramel and pop in the fridge for a few hours to set. I like to garnish with some crushed pistachios, a sprinkle of sea salt and rose petals.
Makes roughly 15 squares
About Annette, Omsai Ayurveda:
Annette Robinson incorporates Ayurvedic medicinal herbs and spices into her dishes to cater to and balance the three unique Ayurvedic doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Having had extensive training as an Ayurvedic chef under both Hale Pule, in Kauai and Dr Adjit, Australasia’s most experienced Ayurvedic doctor, Annette focuses her meal plans on maximising the healing benefits of each dish to aid in enhanced digestion, reduced inflammation, increased energy, increased vitality and happiness.
For more recipes from Annette visit: www.omsaiayurveda.com.au