Nut Free Caramel Slice

Nut Free Caramel Slice

Nut Free Caramel Slice is a 'free from' recipe for Food Allergy Week from Bianca Slade of Wholefood Simply.

Ingredients
Base
2 cups desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons hulled tahini*
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
1 tablespoon coconut cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Filling
8 tablespoons hulled tahini*
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Topping
6 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
4 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Method
Line a square 20cm tin with baking paper overhanging the sides for easy removal.
Place the base ingredients into your processor and blend at high speed until the mixture resembles a fine, sticky crumb. Press the mixture firmly into the base of your prepared tin and set aside.
Place the ingredients for the middle layer into your processor and blend at medium speed until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Try to avoid over blending. Pour the mixture over your base and place in the fridge to set.
Once set mix together the ingredients for your chocolate topping and pour the topping over your slice, spreading it out to cover the middle layer. Place the slice in the fridge to set.
Serve, eat and enjoy!

Notes:
*contains sesame
I place the slice into the freezer for 20 minutes prior to slicing. Once sliced this can be stored and served straight from the fridge or freezer, it will not be stable at room temperature.
When making the chocolate topping ensure the coconut oil is not heated, you may even find it helpful to add the oil once tablespoon at a time.
Always check the labels of ingredients for any cross-contamination risks.

What does Food Allergy look like in Australia?
Australia has the highest rate of food allergy worldwide, per capita, with A&AA estimating that there are more than 650,000 Australians with diagnosed food allergy.
1 in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy before their first birthday.
Food allergies can develop at any age and many people remain undiagnosed or self-diagnosed.
There are more than 170 food known to have triggered severe allergic reactions.
Currently, there is no cure for food allergy.

If you are wanting more quick and easy allergy friendly Lunch Box recipes be sure to check out her Back to School eBook and the Pop it in the Lunch Box eBook.

For more ideas on how to get involved this Food Allergy Week, head to www.foodallergyaware.com.au




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