Vegan Caramel Slice

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If you’re looking for an appetizer that will impress your guests and tantalize their taste buds, look no Indulge your sweet tooth guilt-free with our delectable Vegan Caramel Slice recipe. This delightful treat combines the rich flavors of caramel, chocolate, and a buttery base, all while being completely plant-based. Whether you’re following a vegan lifestyle or simply looking for a dairy-free dessert option, this recipe will leave you craving for more.

The Vegan Caramel Slice, also known as Millionaire’s Shortbread, is a delectable treat with a rich history. Originally, it’s believed to have originated in Scotland, where it’s known as “Millionaire’s Shortbread” due to its luxurious and indulgent nature. Over time, variations of this recipe have emerged around the world. The vegan version of this classic treat caters to those who follow a plant-based diet, providing a guilt-free option for enjoying this delightful dessert.

  • Scottish Heritage: The original Millionaire’s Shortbread is deeply rooted in Scottish culinary tradition. Its layers of shortbread, caramel, and chocolate have been enjoyed for generations.
  • Plant-Based Evolution: With the rise in popularity of veganism and plant-based diets, creative cooks have adapted this classic recipe to make it entirely free of animal products.
  • Indulgence Meets Compassion: Vegan Caramel Slice is not only a delicious dessert but also a celebration of ethical and sustainable eating choices, allowing everyone to enjoy a sweet treat without compromise.

Vegan Caramel Slice

Vegan Caramel Slice is a sumptuous dessert that offers layers of velvety caramel, a crumbly base, and a glossy chocolate topping. This recipe proves that you don't need dairy to achieve a luscious and satisfying dessert experience. With its perfect balance of textures and flavors, this Vegan Caramel Slice is destined to become a favorite among both vegans and non-vegans alike.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 15 mins Rest Time 3 hrs Total Time 3 hrs 35 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 12 Calories: 332 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

For the Base:

For the Caramel Layer:

For the Chocolate Topping:

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the crushed vegan biscuits, melted coconut oil, and brown sugar for the base.

  2. Press the mixture firmly into the base of the square baking pan to form an even layer. Place it in the refrigerator to set while you prepare the caramel layer.

  3. In a saucepan, combine the coconut milk, brown sugar, almond butter, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt for the caramel layer. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a gentle boil. Let it simmer for a few more minutes until it reaches a caramel-like consistency.

  4. Pour the caramel mixture over the biscuit base and spread it evenly. Return the pan to the refrigerator to set while you prepare the chocolate topping.

  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the dairy-free dark chocolate and coconut oil together in 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.

  6. Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel layer and spread it evenly.

  7. Return the pan to the refrigerator and let it set for at least 3 hours or until firm.

  8. Once set, remove the Vegan Caramel Slice from the pan and slice it into squares.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 332kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.36g36%
Saturated Fat 17.03g86%
Cholesterol 0.21mg1%
Sodium 175mg8%
Potassium 145.88mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 30.11g11%
Dietary Fiber 0.76g4%
Sugars 22.5g
Protein 2.78g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.

Note

Tips and Variations:
  • Nut butter: Feel free to use peanut butter or cashew butter in place of almond butter.
  • Nuts and toppings: Sprinkle crushed nuts or flaked sea salt over the chocolate topping for added texture and flavor.
  • Storage: Keep the Vegan Caramel Slice refrigerated to maintain its texture.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Serve the Vegan Caramel Slice with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra decadent treat.
Allergen Information:
  • Allergens: The allergen content can vary based on the specific ingredients used. Common allergens in this recipe include wheat (gluten) found in the shortbread base and soy in the vegan chocolate. Nuts may also be present, especially if they are included in the caramel layer or used as a topping. Check ingredient labels for allergen information, especially in pre-packaged vegan chocolate.

  • Cross-Contamination: If you or someone you are serving has allergies, be cautious of potential cross-contamination from shared equipment or utensils, especially in commercial kitchens.

Wine or Drink Pairing:
  • Coffee: The rich and sweet flavors of the Vegan Caramel Slice pair wonderfully with a cup of coffee. The bitterness of coffee complements the sweetness of the dessert.

  • Black Tea: A strong black tea, such as English Breakfast or Assam, can also be a great choice. The tannins in the tea contrast the sweetness and cleanse the palate between bites.

Storage and Leftovers:
  • Room Temperature: Store your Vegan Caramel Slice in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-5 days. Ensure that the slices are separated with parchment paper to prevent sticking.

  • Refrigeration: If you prefer a firmer texture, you can refrigerate the slices, but allow them to come to room temperature before serving for the best taste and texture.

  • Freezing: You can also freeze Vegan Caramel Slices. Wrap individual slices in plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

  • Freshness: Leftover Vegan Caramel Slice is just as delicious as when freshly made, as long as it's properly stored. Enjoy it whenever you're craving a sweet treat.

  • Reheating: You can warm individual slices in the microwave for a few seconds to soften the caramel and chocolate before serving.

Keywords: Vegan Caramel Slice, Dairy-Free Dessert, Plant-Based Indulgence, Chocolate Delight

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