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Raw Paleo Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars


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Ingredients

32 piece(s)

Base layer

  • 300 g raw cashews
  • 65 g organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • 65 g organic Maple Syrup
  • pinch sea salt

Caramel layer

  • 150 g natural almonds, or a mix with brazils, macadamias, etc
  • 10 dates
  • 120 g Raw Honey, or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 65 g organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Raw Chocolate coating

  • 95 g organic coconut sugar
  • 200 g raw cacao butter
  • 80 g raw cacao powder
  • pinch sea salt
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Base layer

    Add cashews to the TM bowl and chop on speed 9 for 5 seconds.

    Add coconut oil, maple syrup and a pinch of salt and mix on speed 7 for 20 seconds.

    Turn out into slice tin lined with grease proof paper and press to the bottom.  Put into freezer to set while moving onto next step.

     

    Caramel layer

    Without washing the TM bowl add nuts (almonds, brazils, macadamias), chop on speed 9 for 5 seconds.

    Add dates, honey, vanilla bean paste, coconut oil and sea salt, blend on speed 7 for 20 seconds.  Take off lid and scrape down.

    Mix for 5 minutes on “raw temperature” 37 degrees on speed 3 until caramel is smooth-ish to spread.  Tip – if using honey instead of maple syrup a little water might be needed to get a smooth caramel to spread.

    Spread over frozen base layer and return to freezer.

     

    Raw Chocolate for coating bars

    Add coconut sugar to a clean, dry TM bowl and mill on speed 9 for 10 seconds.

    Add raw cacao butter and melt on 37 degrees for 20 minutes on speed 2.  If not melted in this time, repeat.

    Add raw cacao powder and stir on 37 degrees for 20 minutes on speed 2.

    If you are not ready for next step you can keep the melted chocolate stirring on 37 degrees on speed 1 until you are ready to put it altogether.  The longer the chocolate stirs the smoother it gets – beautiful!

     

    Assembly

    Take frozen base and caramel from freezer and cut into small “fun sized” bar pieces.  Dip each bar into the raw chocolate and set on wax paper to firm up.  Chocolate should set beautifully around each piece.  Once first chocolate layer has set, dip the pieces a second time.  Return to freezer.  Bars may be kept in fridge once initially set in the freezer.

     

    Tip

    Any excess chocolate pour off onto grease proof paper to set as plain dark chocolate.

    I then make a chocolate custard in the TM bowl instead of washing it out – we don’t want to waste a drop of that beautiful raw chocolate!

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This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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