Salted Caramel Brownies



Salted Caramel Brownies

These salted caramel brownies are every chocoholic’s dream come true – and like me you will want to make them over and over (and over) again. Made with just a handful of good-for-you ingredients, they taste like a rich, fudgy brownie that will melt in your mouth!!
These healthy brownies are completely no bake, and you’ll be shocked at just how healthy they are! The brownie layer is made from a walnut, date, cocoa base which creates the fudgy texture that we all crave in a brownie!
They are then layered with a delicious, nut butter caramel that is ooey gooey in all the best ways!
Top these babies off with a luscious chocolate ganache and some flaky sea salt because how can you go wrong with salted caramel and chocolate combined?!
This recipe is an ideal treat that is perfect for placating your sweet tooth when you are on a healthier eating kick. Don’t get me wrong, these brownies aren’t diet food. They are, however, made out of nutrient-dense ingredients such as walnuts, oats, coconut, nut butter and naturally sweet dates and are healthy, unless you ‘inhale’ an entire tray in one sitting. lol
Back to these brownies….I know I say this… every single time I make them, but – these are the best brownies I’ve ever made or eaten. I mean it, they literally tick every single box. They are terribly indulgent and sinfully decadent.
They really have it all, the luscious fudgy texture, the intense chocolate flavour, packed full of nutrients, easy to make and taste so yummy! And to top it off, can you believe a healthy “to-die-for” chocolate frosting, creamy, rich and made with 4 simple ingredients! 
Keep some in your fridge to eat with any dessert or simply eat it them on their own. Leftovers (if there are leftovers… how could there possibly be leftovers?!) can stay out for a few days, making these brownies a fantastic option to keep in the fridge for a dessert or any time snack.
Enjoy one of these amazing brownies by itself or pair it with a scoop of ice cream for an even more drool-worthy treat! No matter when or where you plan on serving these brownies, everyone will LOVE them.
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword clean eating dessert, no bake brownies, salted caramel brownies, salted caramel brownies raw


Brownie Base

  • 2 cups walnuts, or almonds or a mix
  • 1 cup dates, soaked at least 30 minutes and drained
  • 1/2 cup oats, instant or quick
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut - plus extra for coating
  • 1/4 cup cocoa or cacao powder

Caramel Layer

  • 1 13.5 oz coconut cream, full fat (solid part only) *see note below
  • 1 cup dates, soaked at least 30 minutes and drained
  • 1/3 cup peanut or cashew butter
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Flaky sea (or pink) salt

Chocolate Ganache Topping

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons peanut or cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Flaky sea (or pink) salt to sprinkle


Brownie Base Crust

  • Note: Place the can of coconut cream or milk in the fridge or freezer for at least 1-2 hours before making these brownies to allow coconut cream to separate.
    Line an 8 x 8” baking pan or dish with parchment paper on the bottom and sides leaving some overhanging to act as a handle to get the bars out easier for cutting.
    Place walnuts into a food processer and process until broken down and crumbly. Add dates, oats, coconut and cocoa and continue to process until mixture is sticky and well combined.
    Be careful not to over process as its nice to have texture and different sized “bits” in your brownie base.
    Press the mixture into the bottom of your pan or dish evenly. Refrigerate while you prepare the caramel layer.

Caramel Layer

  • Open chilled can and scoop out the cream that has separated and set hard on the top into the food processor. Save the remaining coconut water to use in a smoothie, drink, or discard.
    Add all the other ingredients, dates, peanut butter, honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract to the food processor and process until smooth and creamy without any lumps.
    Pour the caramel over the chilled crust and spread evenly with a spatula or the back of a spoon, then place back in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Ganache Topping

  • Place chocolate chips, nut butter and coconut oil in small dish and microwave with 30 second bursts stirring between each one until melted and smooth.
    Or use double boiler method - (pot of boiling water with a bowl resting on top) melt the chocolate chips, nut butter and coconut oil together.
    Pour the chocolate mixture on top of the caramel brownies and use a spatula or back of a spoon to spread out evenly.
    Place the brownies in the freezer for about 15 minutes to set.
    Lastly, sprinkle with some sea salt for garnish and cut the brownies into 12-16 portions using a sharp knife.
    Storage: Store in the fridge for up to a week or freezer up to 3 months.
    Allow a good 20 minutes to defrost before serving.
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