Writing about a recipe like this is probably not the best thing to be doing when you’re as hungry as I am right now and looking at these pictures is really not helping the situation! These are basically all of my dessert dreams all rolled into one epic, gooey, delicious slice that is just one of the most delicious creations to ever emerge from my kitchen. If you follow me on social media or have read pretty much any of my other recipe posts, then you’ll probably know that I’m completely obsessed with anything that has coconut in it and I have a pretty extensive collection of coconut products in my kitchen cupboard. These caramel slices are basically a coconut lovers heaven and have a multitude of different coconutty layers.. which together are just an absolute dream!
Usually, when I make caramel slices, I tend to go for a more short-bread like biscuit base, however this one has slightly more crunch and texture to it, which I think makes a nice change. The flavour has a really delicious hint of caramel running through it, as I’ve used coconut syrup rather than maple or rice syrup. Coconut syrup/nectar has a pretty unique flavour and texture in comparison to lots of other natural sweeteners. It’s really rather thick and gooey, which is excellent when making raw desserts as it helps to bind everything all together. The flavour is probably what I find the most unique, as it’s really rich and caramel like, with kind of fruity undertones. Because it’s so intense, I find this can also sometimes mean that I don’t need to use as much of it.