These taste like a raw vegan caramel chocolate orgy in your mouth. You might ask: but how would you know what that tastes like!? I know because I have experienced it. With these bars. Improve your day / life and make them now! They only take a few minutes to make, then you just gotta freeze 'em til they get nice gooey and sticky and cold... aaaaand the final step: annihilate with your mouth.

Gooey Chocolate Caramel Bars With Buckwheat [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

Crust:
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup water
Caramel:
  • 1 1/2 cups dates
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate:
  • 1 1/2 cups dates
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/4 cup water
Add ons:
  • Sea salt
  • Sesame seeds

Preparation

To make the crust:
  1. Soak the buckwheat groats in water for 30 minutes, then rinse and dehydrate until they are dry again. I threw mine in the oven at 150 degrees for 2 hours. Then grind the dried buckwheat into flour in a food processor or blender. Add the dates, then add water as needed until you get a dough mixture that holds its shape when you press it together (in other words: not too crumbly). Press into the bottom of a lined 9X9 baking pan and put in the fridge.
To make the caramel:
  1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth, adding water as needed until you get a very thick yogurt consistency that holds its shape. Spread evenly onto your crust and put in the freezer.
To make the chocolate layer:
  1. Follow the same instructions as for the caramel layer, and spread on top of the caramel. Sprinkle on a little sea salt if desired (do it.) then leave in the freezer for at least 4 hours or until they have hardened up. Gently slice and serve with some sesame seeds on top.

Notes

ADAPTIONS: use tahini instead of almond butter to make them nut-free, use vanilla powder instead of vanilla extract, use rolled oats instead of buckwheat groats, use carob or cocoa powder instead of cacao powder.



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