Sesame Caramel Bars (Video) Raw/Vegan/Gluten-free

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These sesame caramel bars make an excellent alternative to your average chocolate bar that not only are free from all the harmful ingredients, but actually contain ingredients that are beneficial for you! Who can say no to a treat that’s also good for you! 

Twix bars used to be my favourite chocolate bars and I ate my fair share of them during my Uni days. I just love the delicate crumbly biscuit bottom and silky smooth caramel layer, all complemented with a thin coating of chocolate.  

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It’s safe to say I haven’t had a Twix bar in years! In fact I can’t actually remember the last time I had one, it has been that long! And I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss it. Instead of going out to buy one, I decided to make my own, healthier version

They turned out so well, and so addictive! I had to give most of them away or I would have eaten them all myself 😛 If you’re trying to avoid processed chocolate bars for whatever reason, but crave them every now and then, you MUST try this recipe. I promise you won’t be disappointed! 

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The biscuit layer is a simple mixture of sesame flour, coconut oil and maple syrup with a pinch of salt to make it taste more ‘biscuity’. Mix all the ingredients together and leave it to chill in the freezer to allow the coconut oil to solidify and hold it all together. No baking required! 

The caramel layer is a blend of whole dates (the king of all sweeteners and by far the most nutritious!), plant-based milk and cashew butter to add a little richness. All super healthy ingredients to be included in your diet. 

To coat, I made my own simple chocolate using melted coconut oil, cocoa or cacao powder and maple syrup. This creates quite a thin coating so if you prefer a thicker coating, feel free to use melted chocolate of your choice instead. 

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I was sent some sesame flour to try, and as a tahini addict and a lover of anything sesame, I was so intrigued by the idea of a flour made of sesame seeds! I do however appreciate that it’s not an easy ingredient to get hold of, so feel free to use almond flour as a substitute. What I love about sesame flour is that it tastes just like halva – a Middle Eastern dessert made from tahini. I decided to use it in this recipe because tahini and dates are a flavour sensation! 

Sesame Caramel Bars
Serves 9
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For the base
  1. 1 cup (90g) sesame flour (or you can use almond flour)
  2. 3.5 tbsp oil
  3. 2 tbsp maple syrup
  4. Pinch salt
For the caramel
  1. 1 cup (140g) dates
  2. 2 tbsp cashew butter
  3. 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 2-3 tbsp milk
For the chocolate coating
  1. 1/4 cup (4tbsp) coconut oil
  2. 3 tbsp cocoa/cacao
  3. 1 tbsp cashew butter
  4. 2 tbsp maple syrup
  5. Pinch salt
Instructions
  1. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR INSTRUCTIONS
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  1. Oh my God, I used to love Twix bars! And I actually have an unopened bag of sesame flour that I have needed inspiration to use! I love the addition of cashew butter in the chocolate coating, I’ve not seen that before.

    1. You can store them in either the fridge or freezer. I prefer to store mine in the freezer and take them out 10-20 minutes before serving

  2. These caramel bars look absolutely delicious! And after taking a look at the ingredients, I’m now very tempted to give these a try. Yum dates and cashew butter!

  3. These are sooooo delicious! These are emergency Twix bars that I store in the freezer. And they are good for you??? Yes please.

  4. Oh wow wow wow. I am trying these. I have been looking for sweet treats that are healthier options to have for myself and my kids. These look perfect. Do you think it would work with coconut flour too?

    1. You might be able to get it online? Otherwise you can use other nut butters like almond butter. You can make your own at home if you have a food processor. Roast the nuts first for 10 minutes, leave them to cool then blend them with a little bit of melted coconut oil. Hope this helps! 🙂

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