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The Original Wholefood Simply Caramel Slice

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The Original Wholefood Simply Caramel Slice


Caramel Slice

base

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa powder
  • 10 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream

filling

  • 12 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1 cup macadamiasΒ 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream

topping

  • 6 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, soft
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  1. Line a square 20cm cake tinΒ with baking paper over hanging the sides.
  2. Place the base ingredients into your processor and blend until the mixture resembles a fine, sticky crumb. Press the mixture firmly into your prepared tin and place into the freezer while you make the filling.
  3. Place the filling ingredients into your processor and blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Evenly spread the mixture over your base and press it down. Set aside while you make the topping.
  4. Place the topping ingredients into your processor and blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Pour or spread the mixture over your base. Place the slice into the fridge to set.
  5. Slice. Serve. Enjoy.

*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.
notes –

  • if your dates are hard or feel quite dry you may want to pre soak them in water.
  • you can set and store this slice in the fridge or freezer, you can also eat it directly from the fridge or freezer.
  • If you are looking for a date free Caramel Slice be sure to check out this one, it is my favourite!
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Me May 24, 2013 - 8:08 am

I am off to a blogging get together tomorrow and I think this may just be what I need to make tonight to take with me !
Thanks – last night I made the protein balls and the choc fudgey goodness – haven’t tried either yet so not sure how they turned out πŸ™‚
Have the best day and thank you for sharing.
Me

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bianca May 24, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Thank you. I hope you enjoy the recipes, I think the caramel slice will be perfect for your get together. Let me know what you think, I would love to see pics! Enjoy.

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Donna November 4, 2013 - 8:15 pm

I just popped the finished product in the freezer Bianca – I gather it doesn’t stay solid out of the fridge/freezer for long (ie the top part) or does it hold up? That chocolate layer is SO GOOD! I used maple as I was feeling decadent ….

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bianca November 10, 2013 - 8:09 pm

Hi Donna, thank you, I hope you enjoy it. It isn’t to bad but yes, the top layer will melt and even the middle layer is best kept in the fridge. I hope this helps. Bianca

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Michelle Holland May 24, 2013 - 2:09 pm

I am not the biggest on making sweets – I tend to eat them all if I do. This looks yummy πŸ™‚

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bianca May 24, 2013 - 3:57 pm

These sweets come with many health benefits! You can also keep them in the freezer which can help with eating a lot at once. Let me know if you try them out. Bianca

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Renee May 24, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Oh my goodness this looks divine. I am absolutely going to have to try this. Thank you! I’ve just noticed your protein balls too. Will have to check those out also.

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bianca May 24, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Hi Renee, be sure to let me know how you go. Both recipes have been popular, I hope you like them. Bianca

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Rachel @ The Kids Are All Right May 24, 2013 - 3:13 pm

My grandma was more a scone lady – I miss her and her scones too. This recipe looks great. My teenager loves caramel slice – a little too much – so I’d like to give this a go. Can you tell me the difference between medjool dates and normal dates? Rachel

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bianca May 24, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Hi Rachel, medjool dates are larger and more moist, they are found in the fresh produce section. I hope this helps. Bianca.

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Kirstie May 24, 2013 - 3:41 pm

I made this caramel slice today along with a couple of your other recipes! It is devine!! thank you so much for sharing!!
K.

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bianca May 24, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Thank you for taking the time to write Kirstie, I really appreciate it and I am wrapped that you have enjoyed the recipes. Many thanks!

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Jodie@freshhomecook May 24, 2013 - 4:35 pm

Yummmo! I love a tasty caramel slice & this looks the goods – this will be on my list of ‘To Make’ asap! Thanks for sharing!

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bianca May 24, 2013 - 8:54 pm

Thanks Jodie, I look forward to hearing what you think. I hope you love it.

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julie May 24, 2013 - 8:22 pm

Hi! Dying to make this but have no macadamias. Could cashews or almonds replace them?? Should they be raw or roasted? Thank you!

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bianca May 24, 2013 - 8:53 pm

Hi Julie, I use raw nuts myself but you can try whatever you have at hand. I would perhaps try the cashews but if you don’t have enough mix it up. Macadamias produce more oil then other nuts so you could add some coconut oil if you wanted to but I don’t think it will be necessary. It will be different and perhaps not as caramelly, but I’m sure it will still be lovely. I cannot wait to hear how it goes, be sure to let me know. Enjoy.

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Emily @ Have a laugh on me May 24, 2013 - 11:03 pm

I know that my mum would LOVE me to be a great baker like her, but i still have MUCH to learn, this recipe looks GREAT!

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Elise @mummy hearts money May 25, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Yuuum! I love a good caramel slice, will have to give this a whirl. Thanks for sharing xx

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Sarah May 26, 2013 - 5:28 pm

I’m so so excited, just discovered your blog today after you posted on a post by another fb page I like, I can not believe I have not found you before now! I’ve just whipped this up while waiting for dinner to cook and everyone in the house is waiting to taste test it after dinner! And I’m already lining up the list for making tomorrow!

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bianca May 26, 2013 - 7:27 pm

Thank you Sarah!!! What a perfect ending to my weekend. Lovely of you to write. Be sure to let me know how you go with the slice and your cook up tomorrow. Enjoy!

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Sarah May 27, 2013 - 8:29 pm

After dinner we ate a small bit each – everyone was surprised at the taste – we enjoyed it, But… I wasn’t sure about the texture of it. So I placed it in the freezer and tonight we have had a second try – and its PERFECT ! SO good! I cant tell you how much I enjoyed it! thank you!

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Nichole May 27, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Oh My – I have just made this and only tasted the layers as I went. i can’t wait for it to ‘set’ so I can taste the whole thing! the layers are all amazing on their own.

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bianca May 27, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Thank you Nichole. I’m glad yo have enjoyed making it, can’t wait to hear what you think of it all together. Enjoy!

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Jo May 28, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Can any other nuts be used? I don’t have any macadamias.

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bianca May 28, 2013 - 1:24 pm

You can Jo but it wont be quite the same, I am sure it will still be delicious. Macadamias produce more oil then the other nuts. Use what you have and if you feel you need to add either coconut oil or maple syrup then do so. You may not need to add anything, just blend a bit longer then you expect. I hope this helps. I would love to hear how it turns out.

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Jo June 2, 2013 - 7:36 pm

I waited until I got macadamias. I was dubious that it would really be like caramel but it is! I’ve sent a pic to your fb page πŸ™‚

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bianca June 2, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Thank you Jo! I just saw the pic, I will share it, it looks fabulous! I am glad you like it.

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Nikki May 28, 2013 - 11:03 pm

Hi, dying to try this recipe but I don’t have any coconut oil πŸ™ can it be substituted?

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bianca May 29, 2013 - 7:24 am

Hmm, you could try using avocado or banana, it will of course be quite different but I think it will still be lovely. I would love to hear how it turns out.

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Medeja May 29, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Sounds really great! Your Gran really shared nice recipe with you and now you shared with us. Thanks for that.

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Leonie Waldron June 2, 2013 - 8:30 pm

I tried this yesterday and it’s pretty darn nice! Hubby wasn’t fooled however, but that means there’s more for me πŸ™‚ I’m not a huge dessicated coconut fan (and it’s hell for getting stuck in my braces) so think I might try it with LSA next time.
Just wondering – how do you get your paleo chocolate to look like real chocolate? I’ve made it plenty of times before for other recipes but it always turns out like thin almost black water πŸ™ I’m using Cadbury’s bourneville cocoa; going to have to seek out cacao I think. Any time I see a photo of it using this recipe it looks ‘real’; mine just doesn’t seem to turn out the same.

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bianca June 2, 2013 - 8:44 pm

Hi Leonie, I am glad you like the slice, thank you. Using cacao or cocoa shouldn’t make much difference these two are interchangeable without a noticeable difference; cacao is simply raw cocoa. I am unsure why your chocoloate would not be working out. Perhaps tell me more about what you are doing when you are making it and what you are using eg. food processor, blender, high speed blender. I haven’t been much help, sorry!

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Georgia June 9, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Thanks for the wonderful recipe – I made this this morning and have put it in the freezer – I tried a bit and it was absolutely delicious however the bottom layer seemed very crumbly and fell apart. Any ideas how I could modify to prevent that? Or should I just leave it to set for a few more hours?
Thank you πŸ™‚

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bianca June 9, 2013 - 3:11 pm

Hi Georgia, thank you for writing. I am sorry about your base, I would suggest doubling the dates next time. Different blending speeds will produce varying results. I hope you have more success next time. I am very pleased that you like the recipe. Let me know what you think when you have a taste of the completed slice. Great job getting it made. We all love it. Thanks again, Bianca

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Nikki June 9, 2013 - 6:57 pm

I actually cut the dates back to 6 ( included the extras in the filling ) and added 10g of water. I mixed in themomix until it started to come together and then added the water πŸ™‚ pressed into the tin with the bottom of a flat glass works a treat and we have now made 3 batches sinc edits covering this delicious recipe!

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Georgia June 10, 2013 - 3:22 pm

thank you for getting back to me! even with the base all crumbly it all goes in and is absolutely delicious. I have a few ideas to alter the base (e.g. more dates or perhaps some water – I am also using a thermomix :P). can’t wait to try it again. i’ve had it from the freezer and also after it’s been in the fridge, absolutely scrumptious. thank you!

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bianca June 10, 2013 - 7:08 pm

Thank you so much Georgia, very pleased that you like it. If you are using a thermomix you shouldn’t need to alter the recipe, simply blend longer. It is almost as if you are making a coconut butter. Let me know how you go. enjoy!

GeorgiA June 10, 2013 - 11:44 pm

I was also thinking of perhaps subbing the honey for agave next time I make it, for a more subtle flavour!
Ill try just blending the base for longer, I think I was a bit impatient (too excited haha).
Thanks again πŸ™‚

Informed Mama June 11, 2013 - 1:13 pm

This is sensational! I have made it twice in the past week, and when I’m not making it or eating it, I’m thinking about it! Thank you!

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bianca June 11, 2013 - 1:24 pm

This made me laugh!!! I am glad you like it. Thank you for taking the time to write. Bianca

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claire hutchinson June 13, 2013 - 7:06 pm

They are beautiful words about your Gran. I lived with my Gran & my parents growing up & have always been very close to her. She turns 89 in a week and I am going to make your caramel slice for her. I love your attitude to food.and will start to make your delicious food & smoothies. You have made me re think the food I eat & I thought I was already eating healthy choices. So please keep your recipes coming & thanks again.

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bianca June 13, 2013 - 7:38 pm

Claire thank you so much. This almost brought a tear to my eye! I don’t even know what to say. I appreciate your kind words and I am thrilled that you are enjoying the recipes. I hope your Gran loves the slice, please let me know, and wish her a very happy birthday. Thanks again, Bianca.

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Luciana June 13, 2013 - 7:44 pm

In the filling you’ve said to use vanilla, is that vanilla essence or paste? Thanks πŸ™‚

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bianca June 13, 2013 - 7:48 pm

Hi Luciana, thank you for writing. Use whatever you like to use or have at hand. I personally have some pure vanilla powder that I am currently using. The taste will be delicious and the recipe will work perfectly whichever you choose. I hope that has been of some help. Many thanks, Bianca

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Luciana June 13, 2013 - 11:29 pm

Thanks Bianca, I have both but I’ll try the essence first as I don’t like dominant vanilla taste.

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Michelle June 18, 2013 - 2:56 pm

Help! Just attempting these for the first time. Just blended the base ingredients but I didn’t remove the pits from the dates! I felt the broken bits while I was pressing it in the tin. Blend it some more or start over?

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bianca June 18, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Hi Michelle, I personally would start over. Let me know how it all turns out, I hope you love it.

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Shayne June 22, 2013 - 4:34 am

I have made these before & they are divine even my husband likes them & has asked me to make some more. Quick easy & yummy.

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bianca June 22, 2013 - 1:48 pm

Thank you Shayne, that is fabulous!! I really appreciate you taking the time to write. Bianca

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Nina July 7, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Thank you, love. I am sure your Granny would appreciate it πŸ™‚

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Leticia July 10, 2013 - 2:44 pm

So I have been following you on facebook for a few weeks and after ordering in my ingredients online, I am pleased to say it was a hit with the whole family. I have only just started this journey for myself!! And I don’t know where it is going yet. But I’d just like to say thankyou! I neglected to tell anyone I offered it to that it was healthy. I also didn’t tell them the name of the slice πŸ˜‰ and my husband gave it an 8/10. He never gives above 8 unless its lemon meringue pie! Thanks Again

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bianca July 10, 2013 - 7:58 pm

Thank you so much Leticia! Your message made me smile, it was lovely of you to take the time to write. I am rapt that you have started the wholefoods journey, I hope it is one you are enjoying, if I can help in any way please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am really pleased that you and your husband like the caramel slice, be sure to let me know if you get the time to try any others. Thanks again, I wish you well. Bianca

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beck July 11, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Just made this, didn’t have enough dates for the whole thing, so I used sultanas for the bottom layer, turned out perfect. The kids(2 and 5) just scoffed a whole slice each. I cut it into 18 little slices so it should last at least a week! πŸ˜‰

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bianca July 11, 2013 - 2:56 pm

Fabulous Beck, top job with the subbing, sounds lovely. I am delighted that your kids like it, that is always a win. enjoy! Bianca

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Julie livingston July 11, 2013 - 6:48 pm

Hi I made this today and OMG it is to die for. Hubby loves it and so do the kiddies. If I hadn’t made it I wouldn’t have believed it wasn’t caramel. Thanks again for sharing your recipes πŸ™‚

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bianca July 11, 2013 - 8:58 pm

Thank you so much Julie!! Feedback like this makes my day! I really appreciate you taking the time to write and I am very happy that you and your family enjoy the Caramel slice as much as we do. Thanks again, Bianca. x

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Helen July 20, 2013 - 6:20 pm

hello again, today I made your caramel slice, and have just a couple of questions. Im not a good cook, so am probably doing something wrong.
first, the base went really oily and separated, i didnt think I overbeat it as it only just came together. Anyway, I pressed it into the tin and it has set well. The other issue was I used a slice tin and the miixture hardly made it to the edges, very thin. Should I use a loaf tin, so smaller area? the other layers were very thin also, so I guess I just need to use smaller.
I had a sneaky piece while waiting for it to fully freeze, and yes, you are so right, it is absolutely devine, and very caramelly. I would love a thicker layer though of that yum middle bit!
sorry for the questions, I want to get this right it is set to become a favourite Im sure. And can you reassure me it is healthy πŸ™‚ as I want to eat a lot of it!

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Sonia July 21, 2013 - 11:58 am

Hi – love your recipes – I am about to try this and the raspberry cheesecake – my daughter has intolerances and cant have vanilla – should I just leave it out or is there something I could substitute??? Thanks

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bianca July 21, 2013 - 1:58 pm

Hi Sonia, I would simply omit it, the cheesecake will still be divine!! Be sure to let me know how you go. I am very pleased that you are enjoying our recipes, thank you. Bianca

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Virginia July 27, 2013 - 10:36 am

Hi there, I live in Australia and am dying to make this slice. My SIL is overweight and just loves caramel slice. I want to try it and see if she likes it too so she can eat healthier versions of what she likes. Maybe lose weight too! By the way I noticed that you take the time to answer everyone’s comments , that’s very nice of you. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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bianca July 27, 2013 - 7:53 pm

Thank you Virginia, I really appreciate that and it is lovely of you to write. I do always try and answer the comments but unfortunately some messages do sneak past me. I hope you get a chance to make the caramel slice, it has been very popular and it is always so nice to whip treats up for others. I think your SIL will like it, I have tried it on many who fear wholefoods and they have loved it. Be sure to let me know how you go. Many thanks, Bianca

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anna August 2, 2013 - 3:10 pm

I made this last weekend and it is divine! I’ve cut it into tiny pieces and keep it in the freezer.
Thank you for the recipe!

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bianca August 2, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Thank you Anna, I am glad you enjoyed it and I really appreciate you taking the time to write. Many thanks, Bianca

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Rhirhi August 9, 2013 - 12:10 pm

This is the most DELICIOUS thing!!
Took a little longer for me because i was only using a blender which isnt that great, but the time and effort was well worth it πŸ™‚
So great that its healthy because i can’t stop eating it. So happy i found this site and excited to try more incredible recipes πŸ™‚
Thnkyou so much!

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bianca August 9, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Thank you so much Rhirhi, I am glad you like it and I appreciate you writing. I hope you get to try some more recipes, be sure to let me know how you go. Many thanks, Bianca

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lauren August 12, 2013 - 7:47 pm

hi!
so delish my friend made me some, just wondering if you know the calorie count for it????
thanks!

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bianca August 12, 2013 - 8:08 pm

Hi Lauren, I am very pleased that you like the recipe, unfortunately I am unable to help with the calorie content, it is not something I know much about. I hope you enjoy the slice. Many thanks, Bianca

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Kirst August 14, 2013 - 8:40 pm

This tasted amazing. My only problem with it was that the base didn’t hold together at all so I tried it with double the prunes and it still crumbled everywhere. Any advice on how to not have this problem as I really want to perfect it. Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

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bianca August 14, 2013 - 8:44 pm

Hi Kirst, did you use dates or prunes in the base? Thanks, Bianca

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Kirst August 14, 2013 - 9:38 pm

OOps I used dates

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Cathy August 18, 2013 - 12:04 pm

I made this yesterday, it tastes too good to be healthy, will be making it often, thanks

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bianca August 18, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Thank you Cathy, I am glad you like it, I appreciate you taking the time to write. Enjoy your slice, Bianca

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Justine August 26, 2013 - 8:41 pm

I tried this tonight but had a lot of difficulty with the filling. My food processor struggled to mix the macadamias & dates at all let alone till smooth. I transferred to my blender & that was even worse. I ended up adding Coconut Oil to try & get things moving.
Have you had the same trouble? What did you do? I was thinking of blitzing the nuts first then adding the dates next time I try it to see if that helps. Any suggestions?

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bianca August 26, 2013 - 9:12 pm

Hi Justine, it would certainly be worth trying to blend it in smaller batches. I would love to hear how that goes. I have not had this problem but I do use a high speed blender. I have friends and family who use food processors with success, one of who makes the caramel slice up to three times each week! Please let me know how you go. Have you seen the coconut macaroon recipe? No blending required πŸ™‚ Many thanks, Bianca

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Justine August 27, 2013 - 11:29 am

So I could be in the market for a new Food Processor… Lol. Works for me πŸ˜‰ the one I’m using is 14 years old.
My neighbour & I tried them this morning & both agree its delicious! This slice will be a regular from now on (I’ve got to justify my new Food Processor after all).
I’ll check out the macaroons.
Thanks!

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bianca August 28, 2013 - 1:12 pm

Thank you Justine, I am glad you like the slice. Have fun shopping! Bianca

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Sarah August 31, 2013 - 10:08 pm

Hi there, am new to the blog and desperate to try out some of your amazing looking recipes. Just gathering the ingredients together… When you use cacao, is it powder or nibs that you’re talking about? Thanks so much – I think your yummies might just help me stick to this new way of eating!

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bianca September 2, 2013 - 8:02 pm

Hi Sarah, when I mention Cacao I am talking about the powder unless I specify nibs. I hope that helps. I look forward to hearing how you go with the recipes, be sure to let me know. Many thanks, Bianca

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Beth September 3, 2013 - 9:04 pm

Hi, can I use shredded coconut instead of dessicated coconut?

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bianca September 3, 2013 - 9:25 pm

Hi Beth, yes I think that will work perfectly fine. I hope you like it. Many thanks, Bianca

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Sophie Hamilton September 7, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Oh me oh my. What I have learnt today is that I have absolutely no self control – this may very well be the nicest sweet thing I have ever made and eaten – and even frozen it is delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous recipe! xx

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bianca September 7, 2013 - 7:44 pm

Sophie this made me laugh!!! Thank you so much!! What a lovely message to end my Saturday! I am rapt that you like it and I really appreciate you taking the time to write! I hope you get the chance yo try a few more recipes. Many thanks, Bianca

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Nichola September 10, 2013 - 1:16 am

Wow, these are delicious and really easy to make, I will definitely be making these again, thank you for the lovely recipe! Here is my attempt at them – http://instagram.com/p/eAoN8aQ2Ca/#. I promised to take them to my parents house this evening but I am struggling not to demolish them all before I get there πŸ™‚

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bianca September 10, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Thank you Nichola, I am glad you like it!! Your picture is fabulous!! I am a bit hopeless with instagram, I will have to sit down and work it out one day. I really appreciate you sending in the photo and taking the time to write. Be sure to let me know if you try any other recipes.
Many thanks, Bianca

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Katie September 14, 2013 - 1:34 pm

I’m about to try this but do you melt the coconut oil or wiz it up solid in the last Step? Thanks !

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bianca September 14, 2013 - 3:11 pm

Hi Katie, I do not melt the coconut oil. I hope you enjoy it. Bianca

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Erin September 15, 2013 - 7:21 pm

OMG! I decided to give this recipe a go today and I’m surprised at just how easy it was.
Have just finished my first slice….and I immediately want more!
Even better, my husband loves it too – WINNING!

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bianca September 16, 2013 - 9:07 am

Thank you Erin, it is lovely of you to write, I am glad you and your husband have enjoyed it. Many thanks, Bianca

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Virginia September 21, 2013 - 10:39 am

Hello again Bianca,
I did make the slice for my SIL and she did like it but didn’t go for the natural choc on top so next time I will just drizzle a bit of organic choc on top.!

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bianca September 21, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Perfect. xx

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Christina September 24, 2013 - 1:39 pm

wow oh wow. Just made this slice and tried some straight out of the freezer. AMAZING. Cant wait to make this for my friends and family!

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bianca September 24, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Thank you so much Christina! I am glad you like it!!! I hope your family and friends enjoy it. Many thanks, Bianca

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Karley October 15, 2013 - 6:18 pm

I made the nut free version of your Caramel Slice this arvo – DELICIOUS!! Even my fussy son loved it and that’s saying something!! We reckon it tastes like the sesame seed bars you can get at the supermarket..! Here’s a pic πŸ™‚

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bianca October 16, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Thank you so much Karley! I love it!! I am very pleased that you have all enjoyed it! Many thanks, Bianca

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hannah devers October 17, 2013 - 8:29 pm

Thank you so much for your delicious recipes!!! Tonights dessert is this caramel slice!!! Its better than gran’s!!!! Its Devine!!!! Highly recommended !!!!!!!!!!!

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bianca October 19, 2013 - 6:47 am

Thank you so much Hannah!! I love you pic and your kind message!! I am rapt that you like it!! Thanks again for taking the time to write, I really appreciate it. Bianca

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Kim October 19, 2013 - 3:34 pm

We love this caramel slice! So delicious, and a great healthy option. My 2 year old son and I have made lots of yummy treats using your recipes. He loves Chookies Cookies, apricot slice, jersey caramels and this caramel slice of course. I’m keen to make the peppermint slice next.
I have a challenge for you…my son is a taco fan, but I’ve had difficulty sourcing some healthy tortillas that do not have preservatives, etc. I’ve attempted (and failed) at making my own. Do you have a recipe/suggestions? So far I’ve only made sweet treats from your recipes, I’m keen to try a savoury.

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bianca October 21, 2013 - 1:25 pm

Hmm, I cannot think of anything off the top of my head. I am glad you like the recipes. Thank you. B

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Kym Armytage October 19, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Hello – I would love to try done of your recipes but I have just started the 8 week I quit sugar program by Sarah Wilson, so can’t use dates, honey etc. whilst I’m on that. I have Sarah’s cookbook but I’d really like to try some of your recipes too. Would you have any that don’t have fruit in them and where stevia or glucose syrup could be substituted? Thank you.

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bianca October 21, 2013 - 1:24 pm

Hi Kym, could you try the almond and pumpkin loaf?

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nicole October 24, 2013 - 11:53 am

I have made this a few times and each time i have tweaked it to my liking. My 8 year old son absolutely loves it and its great to have in the freezer when you feel the need for a sweet snack!

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bianca October 25, 2013 - 9:18 am

Thank you Nicole, I am glad you like it. x

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SARAH November 2, 2013 - 1:43 am

I have made your chewy chocolate biscuits, rocky road, apricot coconut slices and now these caramel slices. The only one that I didn’t fall 100% head-over-heels, truly madly deeply in love with was the apricot slice (perhaps because it has no chocolate in it!) I LOVE these recipes so much, it’s hard to pick a favourite. I make at least one every weekend and they are always all gone by the following weekend, even with just two of us in the house. I like to eat a rocky road for breakfast when I’m in a rush because it gives me a good healthy boost of energy. I also find that eating these things makes me significantly less inclined to want to eat other, less healthy kinds of sweets and chocolate (which I am usually addicted to) – perhaps because I’m getting lots of nutrients from your recipes. So I just wanted to say a great big THANK YOU! And keep up the good work. x

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bianca November 2, 2013 - 2:36 pm

Sarah your message is lovely, thank you so much for taking the time to write!! I really appreciate it! I am rapt that you are enjoying the recipes! Many thanks, Bianca

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Leah November 3, 2013 - 10:05 pm

I just made this slice, SO quick, SO easy and tastes DIVINE! I have also made the We call it Hedgehog slice, the second time I rolled spoons of the mix in coconut so it was little ball shapes. Was a delicious hit. I will be doing at least a recipe a week. Thankyou for sharing such wonderful recipes that my family enjoys πŸ™‚

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bianca November 8, 2013 - 8:12 pm

Thank you so much Leah, it is lovely of you to write. I am glad you are enjoying the recipes. Many thanks, Bianca

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Clare Salisbury November 4, 2013 - 6:51 pm

Yum! I made this this afternoon. It is so good! Thank you for the great recipe. I just wish I had a proper slice tin and maybe greased/put baking paper down. Haha, I am trying to ‘dig’ it out at the moment… Love that it can be in the freezer. Thanks again. Clare xx

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bianca November 10, 2013 - 8:06 pm

Thank you Clare, yes, putting baking paper down helps a lot! I am glad you are enjoying it. Thank you for taking the time to write. Bianca

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Lydia November 4, 2013 - 11:38 pm

Hi Bianca. Wow, what a fantastic recipe! So rich, but so tasty! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes. I can’t get enough of them!

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Kate November 6, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Oh My Granny! this slice is amazing! My first attempt at creating with dates or coconut oil and I’m in love. I used a blender for my first attempt and after tasting the results, I went and bought a food processor. You have changed my life and I look forward to attempting many of your other recipes πŸ™‚

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bianca November 6, 2013 - 8:08 pm

Thank you so much Kate! I really appreciate you taking the time to write. I am glad you like the recipe. Enjoy, Bianca

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Charlotte November 17, 2013 - 8:50 am

This slice is delicious! Everyone loved it. Thankyou for yet another great recipe (:

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Meagan November 17, 2013 - 2:48 pm

Just made this but subbed galore: used almonds, added chia and linseeds to the filling and did a cacoa buttercream topping. The three separate layers tasted wonderful individually, cant wait to taste a full piece!

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bianca November 23, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Thank you Meagan, I hope you like it, your variations sounds divine. Thanks for writing. Bianca

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Meredith November 21, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Hi Bianca, is there a conversation availbe for a thermomix? Just made your chocolate cookies and they were a huge success.

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bianca November 23, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Hi Meredith, it really is just throw it in a blend, however if you happen to write down the thermomix method I would love you to share it as I am sure many people will find it helpful. I hope you like the slice. Bianca

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Mel November 21, 2013 - 2:59 pm

I’m wanting to make this but I only have regular pitted dates. Do I have to use medjool dates? Where would I buy them from?
Thanks πŸ™‚

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bianca November 23, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Hi Mel, you can use regular dates although it will not be the same, you would also need to double the amount required. Medjool dates are found in the fresh produce section of the supermarket, often near the strawberries. I hope this helps. Many thanks, Bianca

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Jane November 22, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Hi! I love your recipes and use them a lot. I wonder if you’d consider including nutritional breakdowns..?
Thanks again,
Jane

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bianca November 23, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Hi Jane, I have considered it but as I don’t follow any guidelines or count calories myself I didn’t feel it was applicable to my site. I tend to just choose real food, there is little else I take into consideration. In saying that I have heard that there are some fabulous sites and apps that tell you everything! I hope this helps. Bianca

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Guest February 14, 2015 - 2:04 pm

You can import the recipe into my fitness pal and it will give you the breakdown. Whenever I put it into my food diary the app warns me that it’s high in saturated fat. I was surprised,

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Lisa C November 24, 2013 - 6:38 pm

Bianca, I made this today and it is sooo delicious! I’ve made a few of your recipes now and this has to be my fav so far. Your coconut rough is also really good.
I can’t wait to share it with friends and family……if there’s any left! Thank you very much for your yummy recipes, it’s shown me how to embrace the world of wholefoods! LOVE it!

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bianca November 25, 2013 - 7:35 pm

Thank you so much Lisa! I really appreciate you taking the time to write. I am glad you liked it!! Many thanks, Bianca

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Kymberlie November 28, 2013 - 1:11 am

I have just found your site and this is the first recipe I have made. Let me say that I seriously didn’t have high expectations. I mean how can something made with such healthy ingredients taste like the real thing? But….
WOW.
This is better than the ‘real’ thing. It is so deliciously caramel and not to meant ion easy to make! Thank you.
Now onto the next recipe….. πŸ˜‰

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bianca November 29, 2013 - 7:44 pm

Thank you so much!!! I love your message and I really appreciate you taking the time to write!! I am so glad that you liked it. I hope you enjoy your next recipe just as much! Thanks again, Bianca

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Jane November 29, 2013 - 9:34 pm

Each time I make this I tweak and experiment a bit – this time I sprinkled a touch of sea salt on top of them before refrigerating. Yum!

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Nicole December 3, 2013 - 2:06 pm

OMG this is so delicious!! I don’t like regular caramel slice but this version is truly divine and what’s more it is good for you too, its a win win situation!! The only thing I did wrong was used the wrong size slice pan (mine was too big) so the caramel layer was extremely thin, but it still tasted absolutely divine, can’t stop at just one slice and I don’t even feel guilty lol. Thanks for sharing your recipes and for all the good work that you do to help everyone with the wholefood eating lifestyle change!

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bianca December 3, 2013 - 7:48 pm

Thank you so much Nicole!! It is lovely of you to take the time to write! I am so glad you have enjoyed the recipes. I cant wait to hear how you go with any others that you try. Many thanks, Bianca

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Laura December 5, 2013 - 3:10 pm

I just want to say how delicious this is – I actually used pitted sayer dates that you get in the nut section of the supermarket as that is all I had and I just doubled the amount used and added a wee bit of coconut oil and it turned out great! πŸ™‚
Thanks for all the amazing recipes πŸ™‚

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bianca December 10, 2013 - 7:35 pm

Thank you so much Laura, I am glad you liked it. Bianca

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Liz zantvoort December 5, 2013 - 7:50 pm

Delicious!! I’m keeping my in the freezer but it’s not really helping -have nearly eaten the whole thing!

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bianca December 10, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Thank you Liz!! I am glad you like it. x

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Kareena December 6, 2013 - 12:32 am

All I can say is WOW!!! I LOVE caramel slice, and according to everyone I know, I make the best . . . it’s full of sugar, butter, flour, chocolate and condensed milk!!! Not exactly healthy! I haven’t made my caramel slice in nearly a year, as if I make it, I’ll want to eat it! Well, after making yours, I don’t think I’ll ever make mine again!! And my 15 year old son just devoured 2 pieces – when I asked him what he thought of it (I didn’t tell him what was in it), he said it was different to my usual, but just as nice! RESULT!! Thank you SO much for this wonderful recipe! Oh and I used 3/4 cup macadamias and 1/4 cashew, as I ran out of macadamias – relish!

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bianca December 7, 2013 - 8:36 pm

I love this!! Thank you so much Kareena!! I am rapt that it has worked well for you and that you have enjoyed it!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write!! Bianca. xx

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Nicole December 12, 2013 - 7:51 pm

These were so delicious, but I have a couple of questions if someone could help… I have newly bought a vitamix with both wet and dry blades, I uses the wet blade to mix nuts and dates and it didnt like it… it overheated!! I thought it was the best thing to use what should I have done? and the second questions after 6hrs in freezer, it looked hard on top but when I cut into it the maple syrup layer was still runny..do you think it just needed longer to freeze or did I do something wrong when mixing? We ate it regardless and it was amazing thanks.

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Kelsea December 14, 2013 - 8:41 pm

I have just made these! I think i made a big mistake though. I heated the coconut oil to melt it and now it has separated from the cocoa and there is a thick oily white layer on top. :/ Might have to sprinkle some cacao over the top to cover that. Doesn’t look very pretty! lol.

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bianca December 22, 2013 - 7:03 pm

Hi Kelsea, yes, I keep the oil solid. I hope you still enjoy it. Bianca

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Amanda January 3, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Hi Bianca,
I totally love your recipes. I have just put a batch of your quiches in the oven as I write this.
With this slice my coconut oil always seperates from the honey and cocoa so goes all white after freezing, Still tastes delicious. Have I not mixed it enough before freezing. I have not tried the blender only the food processor
Thanks again for your amazing recipes
Amanda

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bianca January 3, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Hi Amanda, thank you. I am thinking that perhaps your oil has liquefied? The oil I use in this recipe is solid. If you melt the oil or the oil has liquefied it will cause the separation that you are experiencing. Does this help? Thank you. Bianca

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Eve January 23, 2014 - 11:49 am

Here’s some I made! Simply LOVING them!
BIG thankyou Bianca x

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Bianca Slade January 24, 2014 - 8:54 am

Oh fabulous!!!! Thank you so much Eve! I am glad you like it. xxx

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Eve January 23, 2014 - 11:54 am

Sorry problem posting photo from iPad : )

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Peta March 9, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Such a beautiful recipe! One I’m sure I will be making again & again. My coconut oil wasn’t solid to start with so it ended up up giving the final result a decadent gleam! Yumm & thank you πŸ™‚

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Bianca Slade March 13, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Thank you so much Peta! I really appreciate the feedback. Your images look divine!!!! Top job! Be sure to let me know what you try next!! Bianca. x

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ozinscot March 19, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Thanks for your amazing recipes! They are really suited to diabetics too! My son was recently diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes and I’m always looking for sweet healthy low GI treats for him. I can get 18 slices out of this at 1 carb exchange per slice. So many of your recipes are type 1 diabetic friendly. Thank you for sharing!

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Bianca Slade March 22, 2014 - 4:17 pm

That is great to know!! Thank you for sharing that. I am glad the recipes are helping. Bianca. x

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Kate April 13, 2014 - 4:34 pm

I absolutely love this amazing slice! Thank you so much for the recipe. Sometimes when I make the chocolate though, I get a separation of the honey and the coconut oil and it makes the slice very sticky, plus you get a very strong flavour of honey as opposed to it just blending into the chocolate. I live in Perth, so our weather has been hot and the coconut oil is typically liquid when I get to it. I have also tried heating it for 3 minutes on 80 degrees while stirring on speed 1 in my Thermomix but either way, if I do it in my Thermomix or by hand without heat, it still separates. Do you have any tips?

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Bianca Slade April 17, 2014 - 8:45 am

Hi Kate, thank you. Yes it is heating the oil, or the oil heating with the weather that does this. Perhaps pop the oil in the fridge a couple of minutes before you make it? Let me know how you go. x

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Katrin April 17, 2014 - 12:58 pm

This recipe is soooo good! I have just a normal foodprocessor, no Thermi, so the filling is not as smooth as yours looks but it doesnt hurt the taste. One question though regarding the base. Even I added a few more dates and a tablespoon of coconut oil my base is still way to dry, it just crumbles apart. shall i try even more coconut oil to bind the descinated coconut with the dates?

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Katrin April 17, 2014 - 1:05 pm

i just read through the comments below and found my ‘mistake’. i used regular pitted dates and i should have doubled the amount in the base, i added just a couple extra.

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Bianca Slade April 26, 2014 - 9:10 am

Oh great, thank you

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Bianca Slade April 26, 2014 - 9:10 am

Thank you. I am glad you liked it. Are you using medjool dates? I would keep the dates at room temp and double the amount used. You can even pre soak them in water if you want too. One lady wrote to me saying that she puts the coconut through a coffee grinder first, if that is an option it might help. Be sure to give it ample blending time. I hope something in that helps. Let me know how you go. Thanks, Bianca

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Donna May 13, 2014 - 10:17 pm

This is awesome! Thank you so much for your yummy recipes. I have your cookbooks on my wish list, just waiting for the husband and kids to take the hint!!

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Bianca Slade May 15, 2014 - 8:40 am

This made me laugh. I hope you get them soon! x

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Emily July 6, 2014 - 11:30 pm

Absolutely delicious! I made this for my MIL who is vegan, and we devoured it so she had to make another a few days later. I used almonds for the caramel and it still turned out very delicious. I also used regular dried dates and double the amounts. Have already bought medjool dates to make another one this week. Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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Terri Abey July 22, 2014 - 5:55 pm

My pic of your DELICIOUS caramel slice and peppermint slice recipes! Blew my mind that they tasted sooooo good and so sweet! We love them here

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Bianca Slade July 24, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Love it!!! Thank you so much!! I am rat that you have enjoyed them both. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. x

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Ange July 24, 2014 - 9:42 pm

Love this recipe! I put some walnuts in the base last time & reduced the amt of coconut. Gave it an even more ‘biscuity’ base. Thanks for sharing (it was the first time I’d used Medjool dates. It’s amazing the caramely flavor they have)!

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Bianca Slade July 29, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Fabulous!!! Thank you! I am glad you liked it and I love the tip. x

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Billie August 17, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Hi Bianca,
I am about to make these for a friends birthday. just wondering – how many slices/serves on average this recipe will give me? and also do you know the average calorie count per slice? Looks delicious, can’t wait to make it πŸ™‚ thanks, Billie

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Bianca Slade August 18, 2014 - 2:43 pm

I don’t know the calories sorry. As for serves I am not much help there either. We make it in a standard size loaf tin, it really depends on the size of your serves. My husband has big ones, my mums has tiny ones. Maybe around 16 at a guess????

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Guest August 23, 2014 - 9:33 pm

My recent batch of Caramel slice to stock the freezer (not that it lasts long lol)

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Bianca Slade August 24, 2014 - 6:32 pm

Divine!!!! Thank YOU!!

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Hilary Finney August 23, 2014 - 9:42 pm

My pic of my latest batch to stock up the freezer ( not that they last long in our house!)

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Fee September 17, 2014 - 1:23 am

Way too much coconut oil sorry, but i just discarded the top and ate the rest is quite nice πŸ™‚

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Guest February 8, 2015 - 4:17 pm

Hi just made these for the second time, using unrefined coconut oil this time and the top had a very distinctive coconut taste. Maybe try using refined coconut oil if you want to avoid the coconut oil taste. Both available at Coles, so easy to source.
Great recipe thanks so much Bianca!

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Bianca Slade February 12, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Thank YOU!!

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Michelle November 3, 2014 - 1:14 am

Best caramel slice I’ve ever tasted! Will be making more as this one didn’t last long!

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Bianca Slade November 8, 2014 - 7:36 am

Oh that is great to hear! Thank you so much! I hope you find many more recipes that you enjoy. x

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Michelle November 3, 2014 - 1:17 am

Now for the pic! You can see why this didn’t last long!

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Michelle November 3, 2014 - 1:20 am

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Bianca Slade November 8, 2014 - 7:36 am

Perfect!

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Susieq452 November 11, 2014 - 6:43 pm

What amazing little morsels these are. Thank you for sharing the recipe. They are absolutely heavenly! Can’t stop at one!!!!, I had a few pecans in the cupboard so added these to the base and also sprinkled on top!!

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Bianca Slade November 16, 2014 - 11:16 am

YUM!!! That sounds delicious. Thank you for taking the time to write. I am glad you have enjoyed it. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. x

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Christine December 12, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Just popped a tray of these caramel slices in the freezer to set before cutting them into small squares. Love having recipes in the good old fashioned printed book style for easy referencing. Do the books that you have for sale contain the same recipes as what’s on this site. I’ve seen a few here that I’m interested in trying. Thank you.

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Kristy January 26, 2015 - 11:58 am

This was amazing! Made it last night for a dinner party! Thanks!

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Bianca Slade January 31, 2015 - 9:17 am

Fabulous!! Thank YOU for the feedback. I am glad it has been enjoyed. x

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Kate February 3, 2015 - 8:32 pm

Looking forward to trying this! For the filling is it vanilla essence or paste you use? Thanks in advance!!

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Bianca Slade February 7, 2015 - 8:40 am

Either will be fine, mine is an extract. I hope you enjoy it. x

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debbie March 4, 2015 - 7:32 am

This is amazing. I MUST stop at one piece….or do I? I will say the actual size of the tray you used would have helped. I had a little too much base and not enough middle for the tray. It made the slice thinner, but maybe that’s a good thing! Love it.

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Bianca Slade March 6, 2015 - 9:16 am

Thank YOU!! I am sorry, this was one of my first recipes and I didn’t realise I had not specified my tin, I have done so now. I am glad you enjoyed it, I hope you find many more recipes that you like, be sure to let me know. x

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Zoe April 9, 2015 - 5:09 pm

This looks amazing

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Bianca Slade April 12, 2015 - 9:47 am

Yes that will perfect. I hope you enjoy it. x

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Gabriela Garzon April 30, 2015 - 3:08 pm

Yum! I just made this, waiting for it to set, but I didn’t had any nuts on hand so I used a bit of almond butter instead in the filling. Hope it works!

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Bianca Slade May 2, 2015 - 10:37 am

Perfect!!! I hope you enjoy it. x

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Bec wasilewski June 20, 2015 - 11:15 am

Just about to try making this. Sounds great! I have all of your books and as I make something I put a little sticky note in the book so I can find it easily. I love your books! Is there any chance of tagging online which book the recipe is found in to save me searching each one?

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Bianca Slade June 21, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Hi Bec, thank you! I am glad you like the books. I love your idea but to be honest right now I am so pressed for time that I am struggling to get onto the computer at all. I wouldn’t be able to go back through all of the recipes and add that in, sorry!!! The caramel slice is in our first book, Real Food Recipes. I hope this helps and that you enjoy it. I really appreciate your support, be sure to keep me posted on how you are going with the recipes. xxx

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Kama January 3, 2016 - 10:03 pm

I made this along with your jersey caramels to add to my Christmas treats platter and they were an absolute hit. Even those who do not normally eat raw treats loved it. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes.

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Bianca Slade January 7, 2016 - 4:39 pm

Thank YOU for your feedback. I am glad they were enjoyed. x

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This is the slice made into a cake πŸ™‚ Love your recipes

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