Salted Caramel Brownies

  • Prep: 25 Mins / Cook: 0 Mins
  • Serves 12
  • easy

Fudge vegan chocolate brownies with a sweet and salted caramel filling. Sounds like the perfect vegan brownies to us too! These pretty little gluten free brownies are also dairy free!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Under 30 mins


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  • Brownie base:
  • Walnuts Walnuts 250g 2 cups
  • Pitted Dates Pitted Dates 175g 1 cup
  • Table Salt Table Salt 1/4 tsp 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla Bean Paste Vanilla Bean Paste 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp
  • Cocoa Powder Cocoa Powder 100g 1 cup
  • Salted caramel:
  • Pitted Dates Pitted Dates 265g 1 & 1/2 cups
  • Coconut Milk Coconut Milk 250ml 1 cup
  • Vanilla Bean Paste Vanilla Bean Paste 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp
  • Table Salt Table Salt 1/4 tsp 1/4 tsp
  • Chocolate topping:
  • Coconut Oil Coconut Oil 60ml 1/4 cup
  • Cocoa Powder Cocoa Powder 50g 1/2 cup
  • Maple Syrup Maple Syrup 80g 1/4 cup
  • Pecan Nuts Pecan Nuts handful handful


  1. 1.*Presoak the dates (for the caramel) for 4 hours before cooking.
  2. 2.*Timing tip: the brownies will need to cool in the freezer for 1-2 hours before serving.
  3. 3.Start by making the brownie base. Add the walnuts to your food processor and blitz for about 1 minute until finely ground.
  4. 4.Add the dates, salt and vanilla and blend for another 2 minutes.
  5. 5.Lastly add the cocoa powder and blitz for another minute until incorporated.
  6. 6.Line a baking dish/lunchbox with parchment paper and press the brownie dough down firmly using your hands or a spatula to form the brownie base. You can set this aside in the fridge whilst you prepare the caramel.
  7. 7.For the salted caramel, add all your ingredients to your food processor and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. Check the mix every minute or so and push down the edges with a spatula.
  8. 8.Add the caramel on top of the brownie base and place in the freezer for at least an hour to help it firm up a little.
  9. 9.To make the chocolate, melt the coconut oil and then stir in the cocoa powder.
  10. 10.Lastly add the maple syrup and stir until smooth.
  11. 11.Pour the chocolate on top of the caramel layer, add pecans and a sprinkle of salt. Place back in the freezer for a couple of hours before cutting with a sharp, hot wet knife.

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