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Raw Caramel Slice

Posted by Bee & John on April 16, 2013 at 4:25 AM

I've HEARD of the raw food movement.... my thought?  Raw food.... raw?  RAW?  Does that mean like.... RAW?  But I don't like the idea of uncooked food!!!


Heard someone say something like that?  Thought that yourself?  I must admit I put it under the heading of "rabbit food" and didn't think too much more of it!


A few weeks ago I was visiting a colleage and good friend, Danielle.  I was mentioning a recent binge on a sugary substance.... and she went into full "Mum" mode and I heard all about slow release sugars as apposed to the "empty" calorie versions.


To top it all off - she brought out a container from the freezer and cut off a small piece of this chocolately thing and I was expected to eat it.... FROZEN!  I stared at it for a while - trying to decide whether I was happy it was a small piece, or I thought she was being stingy....... but decided to give it a go.  To my shock and horror... it was delicious!  And that tiny piece she gave me?  Was plenty!


Once at home, I looked at the recipe, and then decided to give it a go myself.  The next day I got some ingredients and made it.  The first thing I have to say is that it was QUICK to make!  I didn't clean the bowl between the layers, just scraped it all down well, and it was all done and dusted in a matter of minutes.


Did I use all the ingredients?  Well, most of them.  I just used a good cocoa rathe than the Lucuma powder.  And golden syrup because the maple syrup I THOUGHT I had - seemed to have dissapeared....... John do you know anything about that?? 


The big test?  John!  I gave him a piece after dinner - a small piece - and waited.  He took a bite - a less hesitant bite than my first bite at Danielle's place - and declaired it a winner.


The recipe?  I'm going to put it here (below the pic).  I have done a bit of searching for it - and although Danielle attribitued it to Two Rawsome Sistas - I have found an abundance of versions and variations of this recipe all over the web.  I guess the lesson there is..... get an idea of how it is made... and then make it with ingredients you enjoy eating!


I hope you enjoy it as much as we do :-))

PS - am I going all raw now?  No way.... baby steps!


 

Caramel Raw Slice

 

Base

1 cup almonds

1 cup Medjool dates

Whizz up into a crumb consistency. Press into slice pan and put in freezer.

 

Caramel

3 tabs of cashew or coconut butter

3 tabs melted coconut oil

3 tables Lucuma powder

2-3 tabs of coconut nectar or pure maple syrup

Pinch of Himalayan sea salt

Gently mix together then spread over the base. Put in fridge

 

Chocolate top

50 grams of cacao butter

3 tabs of raw cacao powder

1-2 tabs of coconut nectar or pure maple syrup

Pinch of Himalyan sea salt

 

Spread over the top of slice and then refrigerate or freeze to set.


Categories: My Favourite Recipes, Deserts, Easy Specialties

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