Vegan gluten free caramel slice

Vegan Caramel Slice

  • Author: Kailey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 60 mins
  • Yield: 12 Bars 1x


A vegan caramel slice with a buttery gluten-free shortbread base, creamy date caramel middle, and a raw cacao chocolate topping.



Gluten Free Shortbread

  • 1/2 cup Vegan Butter, melted
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 3 tbsp Flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Coconut

Date Caramel

  • 1.5 cups Medjool Dates, pitted (about 12 dates)
  • 2 tbsp Almond Butter
  • 3 tbsp Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • large pinch Salt, to taste

Vegan Chocolate

  • 1/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Agave Nectar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Pit the dates and steep them in warm water for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix the gluten free shortbread ingredients in a food processor until thoroughly combined and you reach a “doughy” consistency
  3. Line a 7″ x 7″ square baking pan with parchment paper and spread the shortbread mixture into the pan evenly. Once oven is preheated, bake the shortbread for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
  4. While the shortbread base bakes, add the date caramel ingredients into a food processor and mix until well combined and you reach a “paste” consistency.
  5. Once shortbread is done baking, spread the date caramel in an even layer over the shortbread.
  6. For the chocolate layer, melt coconut oil over low heat in a small saucepan. Stir in milk and agave until combined. Whisk in the raw cacao until well combined and smooth. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  7. Pour chocolate layer over the caramel layer and spread evenly. Put the vegan caramel slice in the freezer for 30 minutes to let set and harden. Once set, remove from freezer, cut, and enjoy!

  • Category: Dessert


  • Serving Size: 1 Bar
  • Calories: 231
  • Sugar: 18.1g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.2g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Protein: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Vegan Caramel Slice, Gluten Free Caramel Slice