Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Slice

A healthy twist on a classic caramel slice- This Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Slice is high fiber, vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free- A sweet and salty treat which is super simple to whip up! 

3 Ingredient NO BAKE Salted Caramel Slice- Easy, delicious and with a secretly healthier option too! {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Slice

The things you find out about your suburb.

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Until recently, I never realised that my suburb had a high Jewish population. It shouldn’t have been much of a surprise- the mainstream supermarkets had kosher sections and there is a bakery which prides itself on authentic bagels for $1.20…..and I just thought it was because ‘bagels’ and ‘Australia’ aren’t typically correlated.

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After being informed of this amazing news (I may or may not have spent every lunchtime in NYC partying up solo in a Jewish deli and stuffing my face) I hit up the store and bought a random assortment of kosher goods- pickles, deli meat and matzah crackers– the latter being something I’d never tried before but looked like tasty crackers.

Tasty crackers it was not.

They say looks can be deceiving. These crackers are deceiving. I thought they would be delicious, salty and crispy- However, it made me seriously consider cardboard to be appetising.

Now, I am NOT one to waste food- and instead of just dousing it in vegemite and butter, I decided to recreate a classic my mum used to make Niki for her birthday parties (yet never mine…)– A simple No Bake Caramel Slice– The concept of layering crispbread crackers, caramel sauce and topping it with baking chocolate.

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I opted to give it a healthy spin and by healthy I mean not using canned caramel and store bought cooking chocolate. If you want an easier (and fuss free!) alternative, simply use any caramel and any chocolate. For those of you wanting to take the extra step- Do it. It’s delicious, satisfying and healthy for the mind, healthy for the soul and healthy…to make yourself popular in the workplace.

This guilt free recipe is so adaptable- They are vegan and gluten free and much lower in sugar than traditional caramel slice. The crisp bread used is high in fiber and a much better option than classic crisp breads. 

Don’t forget the sea salt. Don’t eat Matzah Crackers plain.

No Bake Salted Caramel Slice

Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Slice- This no bake recipe is a #healthy twist on the classic- High in fiber, #glutenfree #vegan and #flourless! -thebigmansworld.com @thebigmansworld.com

 

Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Slice
A childhood classic with a healthy twist- No bake salted caramel slice which is ready in under 10 minutes- Vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free!
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Ingredients
  1. 125 grams crispbread crackers of choice (I used Ogran Essential Fiber Crispbread)
  2. Homemade caramel sauce (see below)
  3. Homemade dark chocolate (see below)
  4. Sea salt for topping
  5. Homemade caramel sauce:*
  6. 1 cup coconut sugar (or dark brown sugar)
  7. 1/4 water
  8. 2 T coconut oil (or butter)
  9. sea salt
Homemade dark chocolate
  1. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  2. 1 cup cocoa powder
  3. 1 tsp vanilla essence
Instructions
  1. Layer a large baking tray or cookie sheet with 1 layer of tin foil and 1 layer of baking paper. Cover evenly with the plain crackers at set aside.
  2. Make the caramel sauce by heating a saucepan with the water and sugar until it begins to boil. Ensure you stir the mixture constantly. Add the sea salt and coconut oil (or butter) and continue stirring on medium heat until it thickens and remove from the heat.
  3. Pour the caramel sauce over the crackers until they are all evenly covered. Grind course sea salt over it and set aside.
  4. Make the dark chocolate by heating the coconut oil in the saucepan until melted. Add the vanilla essence and slowly sift in the cocoa powder and stir very well until fully incorporated.
  5. Pour the chocolate sauce over the crackers and caramel sauce evenly and add more salt. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or until it firms up completely. Break the caramel slice into rough pieces.
Notes
  1. The dark chocolate layer is just that- 100% dark chocolate. I found that the 100% dark chocolate was perfect to complement the sweet caramel layer. If you are not a fan of dark chocolate, feel free to add sweetener/sugar to taste.
  2. * I often double the batch because I like thick caramel and I use larger crackers
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Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Slice- This no bake recipe is a #healthy twist on the classic- High in fiber, #glutenfree #vegan and #flourless! -thebigmansworld.com @thebigmansworld.com

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127 thoughts on “Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Slice

  1. You had me at salted caramel…yum! I think I’ve tried Matzah crackers out of a box and if memory serves right, I really liked them! What I do remember with certainty, however, is food from my birthday parties back in the day. Party ring biscuits (think colorful frosting), mini heart-shaped pizzas and sausage rolls were a few favorites!

    1. Oh Khushboo. I hope you were either drunk or really hungry when you ate those crackers to really like them!

      SAUSAGE ROLLS. I’ll let you in on a secret- I’m working on a healthy version of it 😉

  2. it made me seriously consider cardboard to be appetising. Hahahahaaaaa. I love you.
    100% dark chocolate, yessss!! Love it – and I bet it’s delicious with caramel!!

    Off topic: I’m so sorry I am missing all the Sunday link ups since MONTHS. BUT i just can’t get my brain together on weekends (too much booze?) to write a post and the rest of the week is craziness. Do you accept an apology in Lindt chocolate?

    1. YES- seriously, because the caramel is sweet, it makes the dark chocolate even better!

      DON’T APOLOGISE. Seriously. You stupid penguin- I’m glad your out LIVING. GO.

      I expect Lindt chocolate regardless.

  3. Oh hello healthy snackage. I went to a Jewish deli in New York with my Dad and had a sandwich the size of my face – it was insanely big but obviously really good. Party staple as a kid was biscuits called party rings – they were at every single party without fail. Before I moved out to the burbs I lived in Brixton in London which had loads of Jamaican food. We had a restaurant 2 minutes from my house that had the most insanely delicious food – jerk chicken, plantains, rice and peas – omg it was so good.

  4. The day I find coconut sugar is the day I am making that caramel sauce! yum!

    We don’t have any cities big enough in Scotland to have cultural/ heritage areas! Wish we had a middle eastern area though – grilled meats, dates and baba ghanoush… That would be awesome!

  5. you kill meeee! I actually have an open box of matzah at my place because my mother forced it upon C and I. There’s a reason we only eat that crap 8 days a year. Although my mother who cannot stand wasting food will make matzah brei (look it up) in the middle of the summer. She’s something else….I’m half asleep at the airport. Boarding! Adios xoxoxoxo

      1. I love matzo brei…and I also like matzo with butter spread on top, then sprinkled with salt. Entirely different than the cardboard it is when eaten plain.

  6. I tried Matzah crackers once and it wasn’t for me. Anything with chocolate, however, I can get on board with. This looks pretty good and thanks for sharing as always. Your recipes are simple and delicious looking.

  7. I love this recipe! I want to make it for My family.i guess brown sugar will work too? And some other kind of crisp bread I guess.
    We got to try Matzah crackers in elementary school. It’s sooo bland and not even crunchy! But a nice experience in a way…
    Childhood birthday staple? Um I think simple marbled cake and cheesecake since this was/is my favourite (only my mum’s:-) )

  8. How have I never thought to put chocolate like this on top of crackers!?! Genius, sir! I’m a major bitter chocolate person so I can def see where the 100% dark would be best. But also how have you never heard of matzah…. aren’t you and Davs like friends.

  9. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had Matzah crackers before… but I’ve definitely had some crisp breads that I wasn’t too keen on. Chocolate and caramel make anything edible though…. and so does almond butter. Which I need right now. Thank goodness it’s almost time for breakfast — maybe I’ll even add chocolate 😉

  10. I’m Jewish and tasty crackers they are not!!!! Unless you slather them in grassfed butter and dust them with sea salt! Or make these bars, holy yum!

  11. I had the exact same experience with Matzah crackers! It was SUCH a disappointment. But I can eat anything with caramel and chocolate. I love how you call these healthy because they’re homemade. I totally agree! Health for the mind is just as important, and you’ve got all those healthy fats from the coconut, not to mention that powerhouse of antioxidants in the cocoa powder…sheesh, you could practically consider these breakfast! 😛

  12. Dark chocolate and caramel – perfect combo!

    I’m with Lauren on the party rings, those things were awesome. That and chocolate cake, obviously. Although I’m pretty sure one of my favourite parts of every party was getting my party bag to take home full of toys and treats haha!

  13. Oh my gosh Arman!! I need this in my life…like right now! These are amazing! I could probably (and easily) eat an entire pan of these all by myself in one sitting! I think I tried Matzah crackers years ago and I’m pretty sure I ate them plain and no, they were not all that good. For something like this though, I’m sure they work perfectly!

  14. Oh these look awesome, especially considering Matzah crackers don’t have much of a taste. Nice way to turn them into something tasty 😉 The neighborhood I’m living in at the moment isn’t known for anything that I know of, but the one where I work is Jewish central for Pittsburgh. It’s pretty cool, and they have amazing food that I love to take advantage of for lunch 🙂

  15. Matzah crackers are indeed bland, dry and awful. Good work with making them into something tasty! I am Jewish and of course all of my supermarkets cater to and feature Jewish/kosher foods (beyond being a religious thing, Jewish delicacies are totally a culture thing)..Long Island/New York is known for it’s large Jewish population..Which were your favorite kosher delis when you were in the city? You must miss our bagel stores as well.

  16. HAHAHAHA this is amazing! I never understood why anyone liked matzah. I always assumed it was because I was forced to eat it for a week every year and those that actually enjoyed it, weren’t Jewish. A wonderful way to turn it into something delicious 🙂

  17. Being Jewish, I can say you have not lived until you have had my Dad’s fried matzah!!! My dad is no longer alive but I am sure others can get close! 😉 It was not healthy but it was delish!!!!!!

  18. When I was a kid I actually liked matzoh crackers but now they are way too bland. I have tried to coat them with almond butter and slices of banana but they still leave something to be desired. This is a brilliant idea! I hate wasting food. I have made something similar except you use saltine crackers and make a caramel with brown sugar and butter. Then you simply throw a load of chocolate chips on top and melt it (briefly) in the oven. Spread, add slivered almonds and voila! But a matzoh cracker crust sounds much cooler.

    When you were in New York did you ever try a knish? Being the potato devotee that you are I think those would be right up your alley. Even I, confirmed potato disliker, thought knishes were mighty tasty.

    Hope your weekend is terrific!

  19. It’s almost 9 on Friday night (I”m super lame but it’s ok because I’m old) and I wish I had some of those carmel treats!!!!

  20. Salted caramel sauce and chocolate are essentially perfection and when turning it into a portable treat? Win.
    For me, ‘Kalter Hund’ [look up the literal translation and be prepared to laugh] was a must at every childhood birthday. A chocolate frosting type spread layered with shortbread – far from healthy but the best.
    “to make yourself popular in the workplace” <- I like that we think in similar ways here. Coworker of the month for bringing treats like this? Absolutely.

  21. i’ve been on a quest for GF matza crackers for years! they tease me every time i pass by that easter isle!! If you find any, let me know. I’ll pay you to ship me some, and i’m not joking. LOL!

  22. I’ve never had Matzah crackers before… and after hearing your review, I’m not in any rush to. Except if they are used in this recipe – it looks delicious!

    My city is known for being really WASPy. So we don’t have a lot of authentic ethnic food here… just a lot of Starbucks and gourmet food shops so that people can buy pre-marinated salmon and prepared salads, and pretend like they actually cook.

  23. What are Australian bagels like??? I love that you don’t waste food. I have so much random crap I don’t love that I need to use up… smart idea. I usually just end up giving them to someone. I have commitment issues with new foods but always want to try them!

  24. no one in their right mind eats matzah crackers plain – matzah is great for cooking with, but eating it, nah, not so much. But matzah brei or matzah kugel, now we’re talking.

  25. Dear Arman, you had me at ‘no-bake’!! I must say these are the most fantastic healthy treats I have seen. You have truly amazed me with this recipe. I would not be able to stop from snacking on these. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Catherine

  26. Just made these… and they are cooling in the frig. Curious why your caramel looks light colored? I also used coconut sugar and the caramel was a very dark brown.

    1. Hi Christine! Glad you’ve tried them out! 🙂

      As for the caramel colour- It depends on when you remove them from the heat- The first batch I ever made (and the ones I posted before reshooting them) were really dark because I let them boil almost until it was burnt- The ones here I was really careful to boil very lightly and just until it simmered- removed from the heat and covered the crackers. Granted, the most recent version is much stickier!

  27. As Jenn said we also covered those suckers from corner to corner with salted butter OR soaked them in egg and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Fried cinnamon sugar Matzoh = good. Not as good I dare say as Salted Caramel Slice. I may have to order or make some gluten free just for this genius recipe.

  28. Here in the Netherlands we eat matzah crackers during easter, with butter and sugar. I’m sure they taste better then. Great recepy!

  29. I think these may gluten unless you search for special gluten free matzah crackers. Regular matzah is made with several flours including wheat and barely. I am no expert with these things so maybe you could clear this up for me

    Thanks, Mary

  30. Didn’t have enough caramel to cover even 8 flatbread pieces !! I checked your recipe twice and still doesn’t seem to be enough – not sure there isn’t a misprint? Plenty of chocolate but will only have 8 small crackers about an 8 x8 pan would have done it!! What can be wrong? Yours looked so scrumptious.

  31. Hi. Thank you for the recipe. I just made it and I hope it tastes good. The caramel was very watery so I thickened it with a bit of confectionate sugar and while I love dark chocolate it was very bitter.

  32. I am not Jewish but I LOVE LOVE the Rakusen’s Matzo Crackers. Nothing added just the cracker sheets. I can eat at least 3 sheets at one go. (wheat addiction) However I couldn’t make your recipe here in HK as the Matzos we get are made from Wheatflour and water.

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