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.


Enough said…let’s try it


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.


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

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Jenny says:

    These treats look delicious and your photos are gorgeous!


    1. Thanks so much Jenny!

      On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 11:22 PM, Food For The Soul wrote:



  2. 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!


    1. Hi Johanne…your truffles looks lovely and easy to make. Looks like we both also had the idea of using citrus 🙂

      On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 8:52 AM, Food For The Soul wrote:


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  3. I love it!! Raw bars are so awesome and these look amazing!


    1. Thanks Stef…they are a great healthy desert and a power snack before a workout 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

      On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Food For The Soul wrote:


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  4. Love that these don’t contain any sugar, they look healthy and would fuel you through a workout. Thanks for bringing them to FF.


    1. Thanks so much Liz. These are definitely something you can keep in the fridge for health fueling. Thanks for stopping by!


  5. Lili says:

    Wow! These look delicious Zeba! Really want to make and eat these… pinning. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


    1. Thanks Lili. Glad you like them and hope you will try out the recipe. Happy 2016!!

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