Chocolate Caramel bars (gluten/grain/dairy/egg-free) by #LivingHealthyWithChocolate
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Chocolate Caramel Bars (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free)

Chocolate Caramel Bars - rich dark chocolate, sweet caramel sauce, layered in between a buttery crust that crumbles just as you bite into it (Paleo recipe).
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: caramel bars, chocolate bars, dairy free caramel, healthy snacks, school lunch, sugar free caramel
Servings: 16
Calories: 199kcal
Author: Adriana Harlan - LivingHealthyWithChocolate.com

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper covering all four sides of the pan.
  • Add the cashews to a food processor and pulse until you have a fine, flour-like texture. Add the cashew flour to a large bowl, then add the almond flour, coconut sugar and salt. Mix to combine the ingredients, then mix in the chopped cashews.
  • Add the coconut oil and vanilla to the bowl, and using your hands mix until the dough sticks together and has a coarse, sand-like texture. Set aside 1/2 cup of this mixture, and spread the rest evenly in the baking pan.
  • Pour the caramel sauce over the top in an even layer, then distribute the chocolate over the caramel. Sprinkle the reserved dough over the chocolate.
  • Bake at 350°F for 18 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 325°F and bake for another 10 minutes so the dessert gets crunchy.
  • Set the pan over a cooling rack and let it cool completely before serving. Store your bars in the refrigerator.

Video

Notes

*You can also use store-bought cashew flour instead of using whole cashews in step 1 above. If you go that route, you'll need 1 1/4 cup of cashew flour.
**For the dark chocolate, use your favorite chocolate bar, but I like to use a dark chocolate with 80% cacao to balance out the sweetness of the caramel.
Be sure to read my post for more info and watch the video tutorial above.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g