Raw Chocolate Caramel Bites // bananabloom.com

Raw food or raw foodism entails consuming uncooked and unprocessed foods. A raw food diet often constitutes a vegan and mainly organic lifestyle.

I love creating raw food desserts and this raw chocolate and caramel cake quickly became one of my favourites.

Raw Chocolate Caramel Bites // bananabloom.com

I use organic ingredients as much as possible, you should too!

Raw Chocolate Caramel Bites // bananabloom.com

The base is crumbly and nutty.

Raw Chocolate Caramel Bites // bananabloom.com

Topped with a smooth cashew “creme”.

Raw Chocolate Caramel Bites // bananabloom.com

Raw Chocolate Caramel Bites // bananabloom.com

And topped off with rich dark chocolate.

Raw Chocolate Caramel Bites // bananabloom.com

RECIPE:
Raw Chocolate Caramel Bites
Yield: about 20 small pieces

INGREDIENTS

CRUST:

  • 1 cup / 2.4 dl cashews & walnuts (or other nuts)
  • 1 cup / 2.4 dl fresh dates
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)

CARAMEL:

  • Β½ cup / 1 dl cashew butter
  • Β½ cup / 1 dl coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup / 2.4 dl fresh dates
  • Pinch of cinnamon

CHOCOLATE GANACHE:

  • 1/3 cup / 0.8 dl coconut oil, melted
  • 2-3 Tbs cacao powder
  • ΒΌ cup / 0.6 dl agave syrup

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:

  1. For the crust: blend the nuts in a food processor until you’ve got a flour or fine grain.
  2. Add the dates and salt and continue to blend in your food processor until all is combined.
  3. Line a small baking dish with parchment paper and press the crust into the base. Freeze while preparing the caramel.
  4. For the caramel: blend the cashew butter, coconut oil, and dates in a food processor until smooth.
  5. Pour the caramel over the crust and pop it back in the freezer while you prepare the chocolate ganache.
  6. For the chocolate ganache: Blend coconut oil, cacao powder, and agave in a food processor.
  7. Using a spatula, spread the chocolate ganache evenly onto the caramel layer. Place back in the freezer to harden (about 1 hour).
  8. Remove from freezer and cut into bite-sized pieces, store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Enjoy!

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