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No-Bake Choc-Caramel Slice

No-Bake Choc-Caramel Slice

A twist on the old favourite with the inclusion of fresh dates, cashews and peanut butter.  Less sweet than traditional caramel slice recipes, but equally as delicious. This is a slice that everyone will enjoy!

rating: easy
20 min
prep
1 hr setting
setting
24 (or 48 bite-sized pieces)

Ingredients

Base

  • 120g (¾ cup) unsalted cashews
  • 45g (½ cup) rolled oats
  • 80g (1 cup) desiccated coconut 
  • 6 fresh dates, pitted
  • 70g (1/3 cup) Copha, melted (see tip)

Caramel

  • 190g (1 1/4 cups) unsalted cashews
  • 20 fresh dates, pitted (see tip)
  • 60ml  (1/4 cup) boiling water
  • 70g (1/4 cup) smooth peanut butter (see tip)
  • 70g (1/3 cup) Copha, melted (see tip)

Chocolate Topping

  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 20g (1 tablespoon) Copha, chopped
     

Method

Base

  1. Grease and line a 20cm square tin. Make sure the paper has a 2cm overhang. 
  2. Using a food processor, process the cashews, rolled oats, coconut, dates and melted Copha until they resemble fine breadcrumbs. Use the back of a spoon to press the mix firmly and evenly into the baking tray. Put in the fridge to set for 10 minutes.

Caramel

  1. Place the cashews in a small bowl and pour over boiling water to cover. Set aside to soak for 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Using a food processor, process the dates, cashews and boiling water for 4 minutes or until smooth. Add the peanut butter and melted Copha and process until smooth. 
  3. Spoon over the biscuit base and smooth the top using a pallet knife. 

Chocolate Topping 

  1. In a medium heatproof bowl, combine together the chocolate and Copha. Place bowl over a pot of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted. Remove from heat. 
  2. Pour chocolate mix over caramel and put in the fridge for 1 hour to set. Slice into 24 bars. 

Tips: 

  • Melt the Copha in microwave on high or in a saucepan until fully melted.
  • Any nut butter can be used in this recipe 
  • You may like to roughly chop your dates before adding to the food processor to ensure smoother processing. 
  • You can keep this slice in the fridge for up to a week. Or freeze cut slice for up to 2 months.