I love the combination of chocolate and caramel (if you haven’t already noticed) and my Chocolate Caramel Crunch Biscuit is to good not to share. Another of my favourite growing up was the Caramel Crown – a biscuit topped with delicious gooey caramel and covered in chocolate. I love being able to recreate my own version of delicious treats that are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.
Chocolate Caramel Crunch Biscuit
Preheat 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4
Prepare the ingredients for the caramel first and then commence the biscuit base.
1 x 400ml tin coconut cream
2/3 cup rice malt syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground salt
1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan over med heat until it starts to bubble then turn the heat to low and stir every half hour. Be sure to check that it does not slowly rise to the top of the pan as it will quickly spill over (yes this has happened to me!) Cook for 2 – 2 1/2 hours until thick and sticky. Spread over the cooled biscuit base and allow to cool and then place into the fridge while making the chocolate topping.
Biscuit Base Ingredients:
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup rice malt syrup (or maple syrup)
150g coconut oil (melted)
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and then add the melted coconut oil and rice malt syrup. Mix until well combined and then press into a Swiss-Roll tin and bake for 10-15 mins or until golden. Remove from oven and leave to cool.
Chocolate Topping Ingredients:
250ml (1 cup) coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 T cacao butter
3/4 cup cacao powder
1 T rice malt syrup
Make the chocolate in a double boiler, or create a water bath using a heat safe bowl and a pot of boiling water. Whisk the coconut oil, cacao powder, vanilla, rice malt syrup and cacao butter until melted and well combined. Pour chocolate over the cooled caramel and return to the fridge to set.
Finally, slice into squares or finger length pieces to serve. For another delicious combination of chocolate and caramel check out my https://www.bevshealthyfood.com/chocolate-caramel-cups/
I have a feeling this will become your new favourite! Let me know, I love hearing from you. Keep in touch, leave me a comment below.