Who loves salted caramel? These salted caramel bars are so delicious and SO easy to make. Vegan gooey goodness! The bars are made with oats and almonds with a bit of maple syrup and cacao butter. The caramel is so simple - just some coconut sugar and coconut milk with a sprinkle of salt for that tasty salted caramel flavour. Keep them in the freezer for a yummy treat to enjoy on a warm day.
For the base:
1 cup oats, ground
1 cup almonds, ground
1/4 cup cacao butter, melted 2 tbsp maple syrup
For the salted caramel:
1/3 cups coconut sugar 1/3 cups coconut milk pinch of salt
Vegan chocolate chips or chocolate pieces to drizzle on top
1. In a blender or processor, grind the almonds to form a flour and do the same with the oats. Alternatively you could purchase oat flour and almond flour. Add them to a large bowl.
2. Add the melted cacao butter and maple syrup. Mix together with a spoon until the mixture sticks together. Transfer to a square or rectangle container and press the mixture down with the back of the spoon. You can press it down further using the bass of a heavy glass. Place in the freezer for about 30 mins while you prepare the caramel.
3. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut sugar and once heated through, add the coconut milk and salt. Stir through and let it simmer on a low heat, stirring until it thickens (about 15 mins) once the caramel has thickened remove from heat. Let it sit for about 10 mins, then remove the container from the freezer and pour the caramel on top. Return to the freezer for 10 mins while you melt the chocolate to drizzle on top.
4. In small bowl, melt a small amount of vegan chocolate - you can use a water bath or a microwave. I used a microwave. Remove the bowl and stir the melted chocolate. Let it cool for a couple of minutes and then remove from the freezer and drizzle the melted chocolate on top using a fork or spoon. Let it sit in the freezer for a further 1-2 hours before cutting into desired pieces. You could also let it sit overnight to cut up in the morning.
Store in the freezer and enjoy!