Chocolate and caramel are meant to be together. The combination of the two flavors is absolutely delicious and always a crowd-pleaser. The iconic duo is featured in so many kinds of desserts from ice cream to brownies, and most simply, chocolate caramels. While most people assume that both chocolate and caramel need animal products like milk and butter, that is not true at all! These 12 chocolate caramel recipes are completely vegan – no animal products required! They taste fantastic and are perfect for any occasion.
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1. Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars
With a flaky shortbread base, a gooey caramel center, and a rich chocolate topping, these Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars by Faith VanderMolen are a decadent treat that all your friends and family will love! The shortbread is made from spelt, making it perfect for those with wheat allergies, and the caramel layer is made from just dates, coconut oil, and a pinch of salt. Bring these bars along to scout meetings, or snack on them throughout the week anytime you’re craving something sweet.
2. Triple Layer Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars
These scrumptious Vegan Triple Layer Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars by Allie Penner feature a cashew, oat, coconut, and date base, a salted date and nut butter middle layer, and a chocolate topping. They’re so good, it’ll be hard to stop at one… and that’s okay because they’re full of healthy ingredients!
3. Caramel Topped Gingersnap Brownies
These decadent and fudgy Caramel Topped Gingersnap Brownies by Pamela Higgins bring dessert to the next level. The brownies are made from a combination of oat flour and almond flour, raw cacao, and are relatively low in oil. They’re topped with a layer of crumbled gluten-free gingersnap cookies, followed by a layer of tahini caramel. When it comes to the topping, you can stick with melted chocolate and freeze-dried raspberries or experiment with your own creative creation.
4. Chocolate Caramel Doughnuts
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This Donut version of the classic Twix is high in protein, packed with healthy nuts, vegan and gluten-free. It also makes a great Keto snack as its low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats. You have to try these Chocolate Caramel Doughnuts by Vicky Coates!
5. Salted Caramel Espresso Cake
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This Salted Caramel Espresso Cake by Jessica Prescott is pretty much Heaven in cake form. Picture this: creamy cashew filling, rich espresso, salted caramel, and dark, decadent chocolate all on a crunchy walnut base. Yum! Save this recipe for a special occasion because this cake is not only delicious, it’s beautiful!
6. Popcorn Bars With Caramel, Chocolate, And Peanut Butter
Popcorn bars are as delicious as they sound. These Popcorn Bars With Caramel, Chocolate, And Peanut Butter
by Maria Engbjerg are at one and the same time both chewy, crispy, crunchy, sticky, and some of the best you will taste.
7. Oat Flour Almond Butter Brownies with Salted Date Caramel Frosting
These Oat Flour Almond Butter Brownies with Salted Date Caramel Frosting by Allie Penner are moist, fudgy, and dense. They’re packed with good-for-you ingredients like oat flour, almond butter, cocoa, and coconut sugar, and they’re iced with a date and nut butter ‘caramel’ frosting. These oat flour almond butter brownies with salted date caramel frosting will become your new obsession. It’s a good thing that they’re healthy because once you start eating them, it’s hard to stop!
8. Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cake
9.Chocolate Caramel Pecan Toffee
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Chocolate and caramel are the ultimate combination of flavors. Add to that the richness of toasted pecans and you’re sure to win over any heart. The texture of this Chocolate Caramel Pecan Toffee by Wendy Irene yields a nice snap that makes my taste buds dance just thinking about it.
10. Caramel Tahini Brownies
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Tahini and dates blended together make the tastiest healthy caramel! Think rich, chocolatey gooey goodness packed with healthy fats and full of protein! You wouldn’t believe it’s actually healthy. These Caramel Tahini Brownies by Vicky Coates are also Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Paleo!
11. Caramel Pretzel Bark
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Making chocolates may seem like a tricky thing, but with this recipe, you’ll get to try it out! This Caramel Pretzel Bark by Angie Li is perfect to make for your next party or for whenever you’re craving something sweet!
12.Vanilla Caramel Swirl Cheesecake
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This rich and stunning Vanilla Caramel Swirl Cheesecake by Maya Sozer is deceptively easy. No cooking involved, only mixing and pouring things, and that final satisfying step of swirling the caramel into a vanilla filling. With no refined sugars and a wholesome set of ingredients, you can feel good about serving this to loved ones. Oh yeah, and it only takes 30 minutes to make.
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