A chocolate oat base, smothered with a thick date caramel, topped with crunchy chocolate granola – what more could you want in a sweet snack?!
Crunchy Chocolate Caramel Oat Slice
- For the base
- 100g rolled oats
- 3 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 banana
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- For the date caramel
- 150g dates, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- Pinch of salt
- For the topping
- 100g crunchy chocolate granola
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease and line a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin.
Place the base ingredients into your Ninja Nutri Blender and process until well blended and you have quite a sticky mixture. Spread this across the base of the tin and bake for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile place the soaked dates and 4 tablespoons of the water plus peanut butter and salt into the blender and whizz up until you have a smooth, thick caramel.
Bring the tin out of the oven, spread over the caramel in a generous layer to cover, and sprinkle over the granola to cover. Press in lightly so it sticks into the caramel.
Return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes then leave to cool completely in the tin. Gently remove and cut into 6-8 slabs and enjoy!