Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice

One recipe. Three ways. This Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice requires just THREE ingredients to whip up and depending on which method you choose, can be vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free! If all else fails, try the fool proof version- Perfect for Mother’s Day! 

 Healthy {3 INGREDIENT} No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice- One recipe. Three ways. This Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice requires just THREE ingredients to whip up and depending on which method you choose, can be vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free! If all else fails, try the fool proof version! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

“You’re purposely relocating to America so you skip mothers’s day aren’t you”

Oh mother. How you give the term hypocrite a new name. 

 For as long as I can remember, there has only been three requests my mum had for Mother’s Day-

Between the ages of 6 to 12-

“Be a good son and study very, very hard. Also, please think about joining the {insert trending sport at the moment) team.”

Between the ages of 13 to 17-

“Be a good son and study very, very hard. also, please think about picking up a {ball, bat, skipping rope}.”

Age 18-

“Get in to university or else.”

Age 19 onwards- 

“I don’t want anything, save your money!”

Can anyone read between the lines? If not, when she says she didn’t want anything, she means you’d better get her something. Luckily, ever since I started working, I ensured to get her something. I’ve been pretty decent at picking winners based on her (strange) tastes. These have included box sets of The Middle (She claims to relate to the mother character. I say she relates to Sue Kek), the perfume I forgot the name of (something by Gucci. Gucci…number 5?) and a black GUESS blouse (which I used my friend’s staff discount on)

Healthy {3 INGREDIENT} No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice- One recipe. Three ways. This Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice requires just THREE ingredients to whip up and depending on which method you choose, can be vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free! If all else fails, try the fool proof version! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

Healthy {3 INGREDIENT} No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice- One recipe. Three ways. This Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice requires just THREE ingredients to whip up and depending on which method you choose, can be vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free! If all else fails, try the fool proof version! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

The one year I did NOT hit jackpot was when I got her a sampler box of white chocolates from Haigh’s– A high end chocolate retailer. She put on a lovely front and ate one but she forgot that I was her son and could read her facial language. You’re fake smile doesn’t fool me, mother! 

Her loss. I polished off the (expensive) box and considered it a win win. 

So why post this no bake vanilla slice which is based off white chocolate for Mother’s Day? Well, hear me out.

When I made this the first time and shared it with my mum, she couldn’t tell it was white chocolate (amidst the colour). Thanks to the homemade vegan white chocolate method mentioned here, it had such a smooth and subtle flavour which was more on the vanilla side. I pretty much mimicked the original No Bake Salted Caramel slice but…with a different topping. 

However, I know not all of us have the time or patience to make their own white chocolate and paleo caramel sauce so have two ways for you. The healthy (but more time consuming way), or the cheat’s way. Both delicious, one Arman’s mum approved. 

Healthy {3 INGREDIENT} No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice- One recipe. Three ways. This Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice requires just THREE ingredients to whip up and depending on which method you choose, can be vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free! If all else fails, try the fool proof version! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

If you have the time, I’d strongly recommend the healthy way purely on the basis of taste and the fact that it’s friendly to many dietary lifestyles out there, in particular gluten free, dairy free and vegan ones! A basic gluten free and vegan cracker base, homemade paleo caramel sauce and the homemade vegan white chocolate. 

Confession- Because I’ve been experimenting with using this white chocolate in several other recipes like this one and this one, I’ve been making a huge batch in one go which….went quite nicely to add a thick layer to these bars. 

So the cheater’s version? Easy. The one on the back of most cracker packages. Graham crackers. Tinned caramel sauce. Melted white chocolate. BOOM

The one’s in the picture? I merged a few of them together. The bottom is made with gluten free and vegan quinoa crackers, the middle is the homemade paleo caramel sauce and the top is…the cheat’s white chocolate. 

Healthy {3 INGREDIENT} No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice- One recipe. Three ways. This Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice requires just THREE ingredients to whip up and depending on which method you choose, can be vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free! If all else fails, try the fool proof version! @thebigmansworld -thebigmansworld.com

Make this healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice and whether you choose the healthy version, the cheat’s version or a combination of both- Be confident that it’s delicious and Arman’s mum approved- Perfect for  Mother’s Day! 

Especially the latter!

Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice
One recipe. Three ways. This Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice requires just THREE ingredients to whip up and depending on which method you choose, can be vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free! If all else fails, try the fool proof version!
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For the cheat's version
  1. 125 grams salted, square crackers of choice (Salada's, Premium, etc)
  2. 380 gram tin of caramel fill topping (or pre made caramel sauce of choice)
  3. 1 x 375 gram block of white cooking chocolate
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  5. sea salt to cover
  6. The 'Healthy' Version" (Vegan, Gluten Free)
  7. 125 grams crispbread crackers of choice (I've used Ogran essential Fiber Crispbread)
  8. Homemade caramel sauce (see below)*
  9. Homemade white chocolate (see link above recipe)
  10. sea salt to cover
Homemade caramel sauce
  1. 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or dark brown sugar)
  2. 2 T water
  3. 1 T coconut oil (or butter)
  4. sea salt
For the cheat's version
  1. Line 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 and set aside.
  2. Stir the caramel top and fill sauce evenly over the crackers and allow to firm slightly.
  3. In the microwave or over the stove, melt the white chocolate until velvety and liquid like. Stir through the vanilla essence and pour to cover the caramel and cracker base.
  4. Refrigerate for at least one hour or until firm. Once firm, break apart into pieces.
For the Healthy Version
  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 and set aside.
  4. Prepare your homemade white chocolate (see link above). Once caramel is generally quite set, pour the white chocolate over it and sprinkle with sea salt and freeze for 20 minutes, before transferring to the refrigerator to firm completely. Break up into pieces.
Notes
  1. * The longer you simmer the homemade caramel, the thicker it is. In my original salted caramel slice, I allowed it to simmer much longer to become quite dark and rich looking. For this recipe, I wanted a more 'chewy' caramel so removed it from the heat earlier and thus, a lighter colour.
  2. I've tried several vegan homemade white chocolate recipes and the best one is the Huffington Post recipe- It firms the best and has a more vanilla taste.
Adapted from No Bake Salted Caramel Slice
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Healthy {3 INGREDIENT} No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice- One recipe. Three ways. This Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice requires just THREE ingredients to whip up and depending on which method you choose, can be vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free! If all else fails, try the fool proof version!

Are you a fan of white chocolate?

What is the most unappreciated gift you’ve ever given someone? I got my friend Peanut Butter Cups from my first trip to America completely forgetting they had a peanut allergy..and that they were also diabetic. 

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66 thoughts on “Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slice

  1. I love white chocolate. I know it’s not everybody’s cup of tea (my sister loathes it) but I’ve always had a really fond feeling for it. I love sweet and salty things too! I definitely want to try your salted caramel slices with regular chocolate too – those always catch my eye when I’m on your blog! Well, all you food does, actually. 🙂

  2. I used to only eat white chocolate – growing up I hated milk and dark chocolate! Since going paleo I cannot stand white/ milk chocolate but absolutely adore really really dark chocolate, the higher the percentage the better! I reckon these would be good with dark choc too though!
    Also I think everywhere in the world has Mother’s Day coming up bar the UK – we had it in March!

  3. You are an amazing gift giver. My aunt is one of the worst. She keeps giving me super religious things or things with cherubs on them. And and other very nonsense gifts. Honey, I think it is a bit late for me….

  4. HEEEY I got an email that this post is up 🙂 I subscribed with another email address again and it worked. Yiha!
    For Mother’s day my mum usually gets a cake or something baked, a breakfast, if I’m at home; and a little something, nothing big. Like cosmetics or something. We usually just spend the day together and that’s the best part 🙂
    An unappreciated gift…the cookbook I gave to my brother for Christmas last year. He hasn’t tried it out yet. And I requested a cooked meal by him, and/or making a recipe together. Hasn’t happened yet 🙁 *sad Ann*

  5. LOLLLL at least your mom said she didn’t want anything, even if she did. If I don’t get my mom something she usually sends me a really awesome/terrible passive aggressive text about how it would be nice if I remembered the day dedicated to her. …I should blog about that, but I don’t think she’d like that very much.

  6. Well if this recipe is Arman’s mom approved, then I clearly need to try it out. Seriously, though, this looks delicious. I would never have thought about vanilla and salt together, but I do love the salty-sweet combo when it comes to dessert. I think I need to load up on these bad boys. Also, I fail at gift giving. I used to be really good at it, but now I can’t ever come up with anything for my wife. This year she’s getting Arman’s Mom’s Healthy No Bake Salted Vanilla Slices. And she’s gonna like it! 😉

  7. Haha oh man, my mom IS Frankie Heck from The Middle. Hence why we have to watch it every week so I can point it out and tease her for it. Oh momma, I love ya. I do disturbing amounts of research before I gift anyone anything for the great fear of getting something shitty. Of course there are always those people who are impossible to buy for/have everything/are super rich so anything you get them equates to garbage. It never fails to make my head burst every single Christmas.

  8. No bake slice! O goodness….my mouth really is watering! I really never have white chocolate since it’s either not vegan or not soy-free….but it’s okay…I don’t hate it…just strong dark dark ROBUST chocolate is better 😉

  9. I’m not a huge white chocolate fan but I’m really intrigued by the homemade healthy version! I’ll be on a cross country trip for mothers day so I was going to send her a gift but I like the idea of making her something instead 🙂

  10. I don’t discriminate with chocolate…usually I go dark, but lately I’ve been feeling milk chocolate. Nothing wrong with white too though. I have to figure out what to get my mom for mother’s day this year – whatever will ship easily.

  11. Caramel and white chocolate. Say no more, unless it’s a Happy Mother’s Day to your poor mum, putting up with you and Niki’s shenanigans. You better get her the best present every this year!!

  12. I like how all your recipes have a vegan version. I know many people roll their eyes at vegans, but it matters to me and to the animals. Thanks Arman! 🙂

    1. Cheers, Mike- I tried out the paleo version of it and it worked out really well in no bake stuff- As for baked cookies- Well, they turned into a white chocolate waterfall.

      …I didn’t mind.

  13. Arman, yes, always get your mom something for Mother’s day .. even if it’s a card or something homemade. . these vanilla slice things look great! Beautiful photos!!!

  14. So my mom is pretty much the same way. Just “study hard”. I played soccer my entire life, though, so I never got the join-the-team request ;).

    THESE. I don’t know how you come up with such great healthier versions of things like this! Teach me your ways. Salted vanilla sounds divine <3

  15. The best thing about moving to the UK is now I can claim ignorance when it’s Mother’s Day, as we celebrate on a different date! I’m such a good daughter haha

  16. My mother has the most plain palate of all the palates. When I make her cake, she always wants white cake with white frosting. Store bought. Nothing else. Needless to say I’ve never experiemented with providing her any food on Mother’s Day, except one time and I definitely learned my lesson. Man I worked HARD on some scratch made red velvet cupcakes but nnooooooo she wasn’t having any! Like you said, her loss!

  17. I am having fun with white chocolate right now! I just ordered a grip of it for a few fun ideas I had, but I think I have enough left to make a small batch of these. I love the sweet salty awesomeness.

  18. Never would have even thought in a million years to try a combination like this, but I’m sure glad I came across your recipe! I’m so inspired to try!

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