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Healthy Chocolate Caramel Bars

April 26, 2020
Photo by prairiekuchen
Author Notes

Semi "healthy" bar that checks all of the boxes. Chewy, crunchy, caramel and chocolate. —prairiekuchen

  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 12+
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut, toasted
  • 1 cup roasted cashews
  • 1 cup medjool dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon celtic salt
  • 14 ounces can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper. Melt 6 ounces and 2 T peanut butter over low heat. When melted, spread evenly on the parchment paper. Put in freezer for at least 15 minutes or until it is cold and set. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the coconut, cashews, salt and dates until they form a ball. Press this mixture on the top of the frozen chocolate. Put in the refrigerator. Start making the caramel – in a saucepan, add the coconut milk, coconut sugar and honey. Boil for at least 10-12 minutes until it gets thick. Let it sit for a few minutes and add in a sprinkle of salt, vanilla and coconut oil. Let cool a few more minutes and pour on top of the date mixture. Let sit in the refrigerator for a few hours. Melt the remaining 2 T peanut butter and 6 ounces of chocolate chips and spread on cooled caramel.

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