Vegan Caramel Nougat Bars

Brighten up your day with these easy vegan caramel nougat bars. They are refined sugar, gluten, and guilt-free! Make ahead and snack on them any time.

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Caramel Nougat Bars

Vegan Caramel Nougat Bars


Ingredients

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For the caramel half

  • 1cup cashews, soaked for 4 hours 
  • 1 cup soft dates (we use Medjool), pitted 
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup rice malt syrup or maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut cream
  • ½ tsp good-quality salt 

For the Nougat half 

  • 1 cup cashews (soaked 4 hours) 
  • ½ cup coconut cream 
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted 
  • 2 Tbps rice malt syrup 
  • 1 tsp tsp vanilla bean powder 
  • ½ cup almond meal 

For the coating 

  • 70g vegan chocolate 
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

CARAMEL 

  1. Drain cashews and rinse well. Add to a high-speed blender along with the remaining ingredients. Blend on high until very smooth, scrapping down sides of the blender if needed. 
  2. Pour mix into a silicone loaf tin, then set into the freezer for an hour 

NOUGAT 

  1. Drain cashews and rinse well. Add to a high-speed blender along with the remaining ingredients. Blend on high until very smooth, scrapping down sides of the blender if needed. 
  2. Pour mixture on top of the frozen caramel mix. Use a spoon to smooth down the top, ensuring even consistency. Freeze overnight, or for at least 4 hours 

CHOCOLATE 

  1. Melt your chocolate and oil over a hot water bath (place a bowl on top of a saucepan with hot water)

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER 

  1. Once your mixture has set, remove from your tin & cut into even slices. Cover your bars with your melted chocolate & set flat on a tray in the freezer.

Notes

Find more of Jade’s recipes on @panaceas_pantry.

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