The BEST EVER easy chocolate coconut caramel bars, no-bake with three interesting, melt-in-your-mouth layers and all wholesome unprocessed ingredients. Need to make them fast? Pre-game dessert? Dinner party tonight? I hear you! Just boil the cashews, dates and buckwheat for 10 minutes instead of soaking overnight, or replace buckwheat with walnuts if you don't see it in your bulk food section.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free
Keyword: chocolate, no bake cakes, raw bars
Does it keep?: 1-week refrigerated, freezer-friendly
You can soak overnight the cashews and dates and buckwheat together, but I have been just boiling them together for 5 minutes and it works great. Just rinse very very well once boiled.If you are using walnuts INSTEAD of buckwheat groats DO NOT BOIL or SOAK the walnuts.Line the pan with parchment paper.
Make the Base
Put all base ingredients into a food processor.Process until thoroughly mixed, and press the resulting sticky dough into a pan lined with parchment. I smooth the surface by putting another sheet of parchment on top and pressing with a spatula. Pop this pan into the freezer while you make the soft layer.
Make the Other Two Layers
Process ingredients for each layer and press the coconut mixture onto the first base layer, and spread the caramel layer on top of that.
Put back in freezer while you melt the chocolate bar in the microwave at 60 seconds. Once melted, pour onto the second layer and freeze the slices with a cover of foil or parchment for at least two hours.
Then heat a sharp knife by dipping it into hot water, wiping it dry, and cutting. Repeat.
Store slices in freezer long-term or refrigerate for a week if you don't mind them soft.