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Raw caramel crumble bars

Photo by Valentina | sweet kabocha
Author Notes

This recipe is one of my favorite ways to use date caramel. I also added some weird powders - you can use just maca or mesquite or other powdered superfood you love, or simply cacao or carob powder. —Valentina | The Blue Bride

  • Serves 12
Ingredients
  • for the caramel
  • 2 cups / 300 g pitted medjoul dates
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • water as needed
  • for the bars
  • 1 cup / 110 raw old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup / 85 g raw buckwheat
  • 1/2 cup / 55 pecans
  • 1 + 1/4 cups / 175 g raisins
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon lucuma powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch vanilla powder
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. for the caramel
  2. Blend all ingredients to obtain a really thick but smooth cream
  3. Reserve in fridge.
  1. for the bars
  2. In a high-speed blender grind the first three ingredients to obtain a thin flour. Add salt, vanilla and your super foods and blend for few seconds. Now add raisins and blend until the dough starts to held together.
  3. With your hand mix everything in a bowl.
  4. Press about the 3/4 of the dough in a prepared square or loaf pan until firm and flat. With a spoon spread the caramel over the base and crumble the last part of the dough on top.
  5. Reserve in fridge to firm up before cutting in squares.

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