Salted caramel is possibly the best tasting thing on earth. Ok, well one of them at least.
But salted caramel AND brownies together = the best thing on earth.
Don't agree? Just wait until you try these!
If you don't have a good food processor to blend the cashews into cashew butter I'd recommend just buying store-bought cashew butter (without any added oils/sweeteners). The salted caramel ingredients below will make more than you need for the brownies in this recipe but you can leave the leftovers in the fridge and just eat it with a spoon or have it with your oats!
You can also obviously make the salted caramel or the brownies on their own but the combination together is an absolute winner so definitely try it out!
RECIPE (serves 12-15)
- 1 & 1/2 cup roasted cashews
- 2 medjool dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup (60ml) canned coconut milk
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 & 1/2 cup (130g) oat flour
- 1/4 cup (25g) cacao powder
- 1/4 cup (60g) honey
- 1/4 cup (60ml) coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup (60ml) almond milk
- 2 eggs
- 20g dark chocolate (I use Lindt 78%)
- 1 tsp salt
1) Blend cashews in a food processor until they turn into cashew butter (approx 10 mins)
2) Add dates and blend again until there are no lumps
3) Add remaining ingredients for the salted caramel - if you want it a bit runnier you can add 1-2 tsp water
4) Leave to the side to use later
5) Preheat oven to 180 degrees (fan forced) and line a brownie tin with baking paper
6) Add dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine
7) In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together
8) Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients
9) Melt the dark chocolate (I just use a microwave) and add to the mixture
10) Evenly spread half the brownie mix into the prepared tin
11) Drizzle the salted caramel on top of the brownie mix (you can use a knife or spatula to spread it a bit but be gentle so it doesn't absorb into the brownie too much)
12) Pour the remaining brownie mix on top of the salted caramel layer
13) Finish with another drizzle of salted caramel on top and some chunks of Lindt Dark Salted Caramel (optional)
14) Bake for 20-25 minutes - the skewer won't come out clean in the middle but it needs to be cooked enough to be able to cut into pieces
15) Leave to cool and cut into 12-15 pieces (depends how generous you're feeling)
I can't promise you these will last very long... but if you are nothing like me and actually can stop after just having one then they'll probably last in the fridge for about a week.