Raw Caramel and Walnut Bars

Sweet and savory dance on the senses and such beautiful raw ingredients. I made this as one of the thanksgiving deserts and it was so well received. I could say that it is healthful ( depending on how many slices you eat:) with the use of coconut nectar and honey. The dates also as a sensory sweetness and chewiness. I soaked the dates in orange zest and orange juice for a few hours to add another layer of flavor. You can omit this step if you want.

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Enough said…let’s try it

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Layer 1

  • 1/2 cup almonds (soaked overnight and skin removed)
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup mehjool dates (pitted and soaked in orange zest and the juice to moisten)
  • 1/2 cup dry crushed coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons organic raw honey

 

Blend this mixture together and layer in a lined square pan. Press down until you get a flat this layer and put in the freezer for 30 mins

Layer 2 (Caramel)

  • 1 cup medjool dates (pitted and soaked in orange zest and the juice to moisten
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons organic raw honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw walnuts

 

Blend dates, coconut oil, tahini, vanilla and raw honey in the food processor. Add the walnut and pulse lightly so you still have the pieces.

 

Pour this on top of layer 1, smooth and return to freezer to set.

 

Layer 3

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao
  • Coconut Flakes for dusting

 

Blend together the melted coconut oil, raw cacao and coconut nectar until smooth.

Add this as the third layer. Top with coconut flakes. Return to the freezer.

Slice while still frozen and serve.

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This will stay in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

14 thoughts on “Raw Caramel and Walnut Bars”

  1. Welcome to FF Zeba! We both submitted similar raw sweets with dates and almonds! I like the idea of soaking the dates overnight in orange juice to soften them. I will have to try these bars soon. Thank you for bringing them to the party!

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