Raw Caramel White Chocolate Bars

Raw Caramel White Chocolate Bars

My husband and I don't typically go all out on Valentine's Day like a lot of other couples do. We like to treat each other throughout the year, or more specifically, on Christmas or birthdays. I love flowers, but as I've gotten older and am now a mother, I prefer to save that money on more permanent gifts. I'm excited to get some cute things for my daughter. Holidays and everything in general are much more fun with her!

With that said, I do enjoy the romance themed atmosphere everywhere. I think you all know by now that I LOVE chocolate, haha! These are the easiest homemade vegan chocolates, white chocolate at that. 

To me, showing love is putting effort, passion and heart into everything you do for that person and going above and beyond. One of the ways I show my love and appreciation, is to make desserts for people. I truly, truly love it and I know everybody loves desserts, so it's a win-win situation. I really love making raw desserts because they are fast and simple.

To make these, I decided to take a jumping point from my nut butter frosting recipe in my rice crispy cupcakes, in which I use coconut flour, and create a raw dessert. I'm not typically a fan of coconut flour in baking, as I've never liked the end results much, but in these, it worked perfectly.

These are a unique combo for a dessert, these are homemade white chocolate made from cocoa butter, lucuma and coconut sugar to give a caramel flavor and cinnamon to warm it all up. With these Raw Caramel White Chocolate Bars, I decided to do them in the shape of hearts, for a really cute shape. This super, delicious caramel/white chocolate flavor combo also has a hint of cinnamon. The cocoa butter gives them a solid, firm texture and like a fudge consistency.

The lucuma is a superfood that is SO good and naturally sweet...it really enhances the flavor and I'm a bit obsessed with it. I've been adding it to my oatmeal, smoothies, you name it. I purchase mine from Rawguru.

It's basically like eating cookie dough....and who doesn't love that?


Raw Caramel White Chocolates

Yields 1

Rich, fudge-like treats that have flavors of caramel from coconut sugar and lucuma and white chocolate from raw cocoa butter. Even better, they are raw with all the benefits of raw ingredients. These are slightly addictive.

30 minPrep Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Do not melt the cocoa butter until you have followed the first 2 steps.
  2. To a medium bowl, add the first 5 (dry) ingredients and whisk well.
  3. In a food processor, add the almond butter, liquid sweetener and vanilla and pulse until just blended. You can do it by hand, but it just may not be quite as smooth in the end result.
  4. Finely chop the cocoa butter and melt as your preferred method to a complete liquid, being careful not to burn. You need 1/2 cup, so make sure to measure after it's completely melted. Add it to the food processor with the other liquids. Pulse until very smooth. Pour over the bowl of dry ingredients, making sure to scrape all of the liquid out of the processor. Stir until all absorbed and comes together in a large ball. It will have the texture of cookie dough.
  5. Press into 12 silicone molds (I got mine from Michael's) or foil liners. Press firm and flat and around the edges. These are plenty delicious on their own, but if you want a more dessert style presentation, add the chocolate drizzle. Just melt the cocoa butter, add the agave and cocoa powder and whisk with a fork. Drizzle with a spoon or pour in a plastic ziplock bag and cut off the corner to make a small opening to pipe it out. You can make more strategic drizzles this way.
  6. Place in the fridge for at least an hour to set. Keep stored in the fridge.

 

 

My daughter gobbled these up like nobody's business....so, kid approved! Hope you enjoy them too!

 

32 Comments

  1. You and your husband sound just like us! I hate to spend $$ on flowers or other things for Valentine’s Day. We’ll usually just do something very low key.

    These caramel chocolate hearts look unbelievable. I’m a huge fan of cookie dough and I love that these have cinnamon and peanut butter. YUM!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Melanie! They really are quite tasty…I used almond butter, not peanut butter, lol…but you could certainly do peanut butter if you want, but it just won’t taste like caramel 🙂

  2. Brandi those little bites are wonderful, I am always amazed at your creativity and how you can turn things that are actually good for us into a decadent sweet treat. Happy Valentines Day!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks so much Suzanne, I really appreciate that! Happy Valentines Day to you too 🙂

  3. I love all the ingredients in these little hearts so I know I would want to just devour them. They look so elegant.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks Cindy!

  4. Caramel and white chocolate are two of my favourite treat flavours! I cannot even imagine how divine these two flavours are together. I know what I’m making for valentines day now 🙂

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      They really are delicious and the coconut flour lends a different texture, than traditional flour…we just devoured them!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Oh, and please, please let me know if you make them! 🙂

  5. Oh yum! I have been looking for coconut flour treats and this may be just be my next treat. Looks great!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks so much Janet!

  6. Oh yowza! I’m with your daughter: I’d be snarfing these down as soon as they were made! Beautiful, girl!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Annie!

  7. Mmm, these little raw hearts have caught my heart 😛
    So tasty yet unique!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thanks Uru!

  8. delicious! got to check out lucuma powder..so many new super foods these days:)

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Oh you have to…it is truly amazing and delicious!

  9. These look so yummy! I’m curious… where does one buy cocoa butter? That’s the only ingredient I’m missing!

  10. I made them for V day! We don’t do anything for valentine’s day, but I thought this was a good excuse to make a yummy treat. Thanks 🙂 They were great. I used regular flour and they were fab!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Awesome Sylvia! I’m so happy to hear they worked out for you! The batter wasn’t too wet by using regular flour?? Because coconut flour is VERY absorbent, much more than regular. Anyways…I’m glad they were fab and thank you so much for trying them 🙂

  11. So cute!!! Where did you get those adorable little heart trays from?

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you Whitney! I got them at Michael’s!

  12. These look so good! Your recipes are always so unique! I am officially behind on your posts and clearly my WordPress reader is no longer working for your blog. I am entering my e-mail now!

  13. Hey Brandi! I made these beauties already 2 times & my Peter, friends & I all loved them so much!

    A huge thanks to you! xxx

  14. Hi Brandi,

    I live in the Netherlands and it’s hard to get some of the ingredients over here. So had to order them from the States. But it was worth it. Really love these ones. So did my partner and kids. Means I have to share, hehehe.

    Great to have treats that are healthy vegan delicious. Will definately try more of your recipies.

    Thanks!

    Marielle

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Oh, I’m so happy to hear that Marielle! Thank you so much for the feedback!

  15. These look fabulous! I’ve never tried lucuma, but now I want to pick some up.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Oh, it’s good stuff!!

  16. Brandi you really know how much I love your recipes! This recipe looks absolutely delicious and beautiful as always. Love that you use coconut flour here. The glaze looks to die for and your pictures, just gorgeous and fantastic as always!

  17. Oh my!!!! Out of this world or what! They sound absolutely delicious…. like all of your recipes.
    I am a big fan of using lucuma to create that caramel sort of flavour, so I am thrilled to see you using it here too. I can taste these just looking at your awesome piccies 🙂

  18. These look like the perfect treat, Brandi! And these little heart shapes are so cute! 🙂

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