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healthy no bake caramel slice stacked (gluten free and dairy free)

Healthy No-Bake Caramel Slice (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

  • Author: alicia gonzalez tome
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Resting time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10-14 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This healthy no-bake caramel slice is the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet cravings without sacrificing your healthy diet! Super easy to make following some simple steps. Made with a crunchy almond base, a delicious caramel filling made with dates, and a dark chocolate topping with sea salt flakes. Gluten-free & dairy-free.



Almond base

1 cup of roasted almonds

9 pitted dates

3 tbsp of cacao butter or coconut oil

1 tbsp of cacao powder

1 drop of vanilla essence

2 tbsp of shredded coconut

Caramel filling

1 cup of pitted dates

1/2 cup of coconut cream

4 tbsp of cacao butter

1 drop of vanilla essence

Chocolate topping

100 grams of dark chocolate (min 70%)

Sea salt flakes


  1. Combine all the base ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until they're finely chopped. Scrap the sides of the food processor and pulse again.

  2. Transfer the base mixture to a rectangular baking tin (lined with cling film or parchment paper so you can easily remove). Press down flat using a rubber spatula. Leave in the fridge while you prepare the caramel mixture.

  3. Blend well all the caramel filling ingredients using a hand blender. You should end up gooey caramel. Pour over the base and spread evenly using a rubber spatula.

  4. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or using the double boiler method. Pour over the base, and spread evenly. Sprinkle sea salt flakes and let it cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours, ideally until the next day.

  5. Cut in squares and enjoy!! This healthy treat is best enjoyed straight out of the fridge!



Coconut butter will make the texture of the caramel thicker than coconut oil, as it's more solid. However, both are completely suitable!

To make the caramel filling, a hand blender or a high speed blender are suitable.  However, since the caramel is a very thick mixture, I find a hand blender works best.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

You can use cashew butter or almond butter instead of coconut cream, for the caramel layer.

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