Salted Fig Caramel Slice

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Enjoying some dried organic turkish figs this week it occurred to me how deliciously caramel-tasting they can be and thought i'd experiment with a salted fig caramel slice. 

Pretty darn good! The texture of the fig seeds in the caramel gives it a nice crunch and the flavour combo of chocolate, caramel, salt and fig works really well :) 

 

Serves 12-16 

Prep: 20 minutes - Set: 1 hour

 

What you need: 

 

 

Base:

  • 1 cup roasted almonds
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • 8 medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao
  • pinch cinnamon

 

Caramel: 

  • 12 dried figs (soaked 10 mins boiling water)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream

 

Chocolate: 

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cacao butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup/honey or pinch of stevia
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao

OR

 

150gm of your favourite dark chocolate melted. 

 

What you do: 

1) Line a square cake tin with baking paper. Combine base ingredients in a food processor on high for 5 minutes or until well blended. Lay the base evenly in cake tin. 

2) While you're refrigerating the base, rinse out the food processor and combine all the caramel ingredients (drain the figs well) until smooth and it resembles caramel. Taste and adjust salt to your liking. Spread caramel layer onto base and pop back in the fridge while you prepare the chocolate.

3) Melt all chocolate ingredients over low heat until just melted OR gently melt your chocolate of choice and pour on top of slice. Refrigerate for an hour. 

 

Enjoy!