It doesn’t get better than this. Salted caramel crumb bars made with a crunchy base and topping with melted chocolate and a gooey caramel centre. These are easy to make with minimal ingredients and they're easy to throw together, even if you "can't bake".
1 c pitted dates*
1/3 c milk of choice
pinch of sea salt
1 c rolled oats*
1 c oat flour*
6 tbsp coconut oil
3 tbsp coconut sugar
4 tbsp boiling water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 c dark chocolate chunks/ chips
Preheat oven to 200°C/ 390°F (180°C fan). Line an 8-inch square tray (or equivalent) with parchment paper and set aside.
Blend the dates, milk and salt in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, set aside.
Mix the coconut oil, sugar, water and vanilla extract in a bowl then add the oats and mix until well combined, the texture should be like a crumbly dough.
Press about two-thirds of the mixture into the base of the tray then spread the caramel on top. Scatter the chocolate then crumble the rest of the oats on top.
Bake for 20-25 mins or until the top is golden brown. Let the bars to cool completely in the tray before slicing. Enjoy!
*make sure your dates are moist. if not, soak them in boiling water for an hour - overnight depending on how dry they are.
*you can use 2 cups rolled oats or 2 cups oat flour, depending on your personal preference. Sometimes I like to use just rolled oats, pulsed a few times in a food processor.
If your oat mix is too wet, add more oats, if it’s too dry, add a little water.