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If you could only choose one sweet treat , would this be it? We think it would be our choice. Gooey and rich, you won't need any more than one slice to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Duration30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Prep Time10 mins
Servings4 people


Shortbread Crust
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
Caramel Layer
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
Chocolate Layer
  • 1/2 cup cacao butter
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp almond butter


  • To make the shortbread crust, simply whizz the oats, dates and ground almonds in a food processor until they form a sticky, slightly crumbly texture. Spoon this into a lined baking tray or mould, and press it down so that it is all spread evenly. Pop it into the fridge to allow it to set while you make the other layers.
  • For the caramel, add the dates, almond milk, vanilla extract and almond butter into a blender and blend until they form a thick, gooey and smooth mixture. Pour this over the shortbread crust, smoothing it out with a spoon to make it all nice and even. Once this is done, put it in the freezer so that the caramel layer sets a little before you pour on the chocolate.
  • Now for the best bit! In a saucepan, melt the cacao butter until it turns into a clear yellow liquid. Then stir in the cacao powder, maple syrup and almond butter and keep stirring until it’s totally smooth. Pour the chocolate over the caramel layer and place the shortbread in the fridge for ten (agonisingly long) minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
This recipe was republished with permission from Mrs Hollingsworth’s.

Find the original recipe here.

Mrs Hollingsworth's

Emma is an amazing plant-based recipe developer and chef who is passionate about healthy food and wellbeing. Emma's recipes are free from gluten, refined sugar, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, chemicals and additives, instead opting for whole foods and fresh, organic produce. Emma is a certified Health Coach and also provides bespoke dessert catering and cooking workshops!