Vegan Caramel Shortbread

PREP TIME: 10 minsCOOK TIME: 1hr TOTAL TIME: Approx. 90mins
DIFFICULTY: Beginner
Ingredients : 
For the shortbread:
• 2 cups ground almonds
• 2 tablespoons coconut flour
• 1/3 cup melted and cooled coconut oil
• 1/3 cup maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the almond butter layer:
• 1/2 cup almond butter
• 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
• 1/3 cup coconut oil, liquid
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

For the chocolate top:

  • Pure Heavenly Chocolate 200g (Melted) 
Steps: 
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 (160 fan) and line a 8x8 square pan with parchment paper.
    2. In a bowl add all the base ingredients and mix together with a fork until it forms a nice thick crumb texture. Add to pan and use your fingers to evenly press down into the pan. Bake for 11-13 minutes and allow to cool while preparing the next layer.
    3. Add the almond butter layer ingredients to a medium pot and place over medium-low heat until caramel starts to slightly bubble, stirring frequently. Pour over slightly cooled crust.
    4. Place in fridge for 1/2 hours until set.
    5. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a small bowl then pour over caramel layer and tilt pan to evenly distribute the chocolate.
    6. Place in fridge for 1 hour or until set.
    7. Remove bars from pan and cut into 16 bars. Keep in the fridge and enjoy!

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Credit: @eatwellwithgabs