Chocolate Caramel Slice, Oh And It’s Raw.

Recently I was challenged to make something… anything from the Live Raw cookbook.

So last week I went through the cookbook, picked a delicious looking chocolate caramel slice and headed to the health food shop. And I proceeded to purchase $100 worth of fancy health food ingredients.

When I got home I laid it all out on the table, read through the recipe a few times and began.

I was daunted, I was nervous and I felt sure that I was going to be beaten by the raw food cooking experience. Boy, was I wrong!

This slice was had wonderful steps, it was challenging without being impossible, and the end result was absolutely, wonderfully rich and decadent.

Chocolate Caramel Slice, Oh And It’s Raw.

Ingredients
  • Chocolate layer
  • 1 3/4 coconut oil
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/2 maple sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • Second layer
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/8 cup dried coconut
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 7 medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • Third layer
  • 1/2 cup raw smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave
Instructions
Chocolate layer
  1. Melt coconut oil in a double boiler.
  2. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean and incorporate with the melting coconut oil.
  3. In large bowl add cacao powder, melted coconut oil, salt, and powered sweetener.
  4. Use wire whisk and blend together until very smooth.
  5. When smooth, taste for sweetness. Add agave or powdered sweetener to suit your taste.
  6. Pour half into 8×8 inch tray that has been lined with cling wrap, and place in freezer. Set the other half aside.
Second layer
  1. Place nuts in food processor and pulse until nuts are small chunks. Ad balanced amount of remaining ingredients, and pulse until it stays together when pinched between your fingers.
  2. Put on top of chocolate layer and press down firmly.
Third layer
  1. Blend by hand and spread on top of second layer.
Forth layer
  1. Pour remain chocolate over third layer and leave to set in the freezer.

Have you ever eaten any raw dishes?  Do you think you’d give this one a go?

 

35 thoughts on “Chocolate Caramel Slice, Oh And It’s Raw.

  1. Yummo! These look great. Health food stores do know how to let you spend money, I don’t know why they arn’t cheaper – I wish that they were. Also instead of using white sugar you can use coconut sugar which is better for you and less expensive than powdered sugar. It gives a more caramel taste.

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    1. Thanks! I’ll have to have a look for coconut sugar, sounds delicious! You’d think that health options would be cheaper so that the masses could afford healthier options.

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    1. No no, the shopping cost me $100. It was an expensive slice to make but I have lots of those ingredients left and have been using them for so many other things.

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    1. Heather, they were absolutely stunning! I know it’s full of sugar and oil but it really does feel like you’re eating something good for you because it’s raw!

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  2. I’ve never eaten a raw dessert like this…but I would not hesitate eating yours! Wow, it is just beautifully layered…and sounds so delish!!!

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    1. It was really delicious. I feel like we need to have a massive afternoon tea, where all bloggers can bring a treat to add, so we can share all our wonders!

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  3. oh, yum. i can feel the pounds gravitating toward me as i look at the photo of your delicious creation. 🙂

    thanks for visiting my blog. i look forward to reading more on yours.

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    1. It was a wonderfully decadent and rich dessert. The tough thing is remembering that it should all be in moderation, I could sit and eat a few pieces of this one in a row!

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    1. That sounds like a good challenge. From this cookbook though, I’ve seen that there is a difference between just eating raw fruit and vegetables and eating raw foods, that are carefully thought out and planned. I’d love to know if you do cook anything raw.

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  4. These look like something totally sugary and decadent. I love the middle two layers with minimal added sweetening and will have to think of a way to do the top and bottom without the sugar. It’s quite challenging to eat without added sugar and to enjoy life. LOL.
    I keep missing your posts so have subscribed now.

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  5. I have some stevia and could include a little but actually I have found something on Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog that could substitute the top and bottom layers. I will see what happens in the weekend when I bake and will link through to you for the middle two layers.

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    1. It didn’t take very long at all, maybe 15 minutes, and then had to set for 15 mins. I remember because I had a friend popping around and I wanted it to be ready for her to try when she got here. It tastes absolutely delicious, you’d never think that it was a raw slice.

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  6. Holy cow, you spent a lot of money on those ingredients! I guess now I have something to be happy about because if I had to go out and buy every one of those ingredients, it’d still be a fraction of what you paid. So one point for Germany. Finally. 😉

    Anyway, this looks great. I haven’t done much raw stuff but it seems interesting!

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    1. That was just the total cost, I didn’t use all of those ingredients in that slice, I still have a lot left over. It was absolutely delicious though, so I was quite happy to pay the money.

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