This one’s my absolute favourite sweet treat EVER! Whenever I make it, it doesn’t last long because it’s just so delicious. The combination of a chewy oat-banana base, gooey salted caramel filling and chocolate-avocado mousse on top is simply amazing! I’ve been wanting to share the recipe for these for some time now and cannot recommend them enough!!! They are seriously great and everybody from my boyfriend to my friends absolutely love them! Also, since you keep them in the freezer, you can store them for a long time, however in my freezer they never lasted longer than 3 days! 🙂
- 1½ cup of rolled oats (you can easily take normal oats and blend them until you get a fine flour)
- 2-3 ripe medium bananas (depending on if you'd like a strong banana taste in the base)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1½ cups soaked dates
- ⅓ cup almond milk
- 1 Tbsp nut butter
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- 1½ ripe avocados (if you like a stronger chocolate flavour go with 1 ripe avocado)
- ½ cup raw cacao powder
- ⅓ maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 175°C.
- Place all base ingredients into a medium sized bowl and mix together. Place the mixture into a blender or food processor and mix until combined.
- Line a square brownie tin with parchment paper and place the mixture inside. Press down with a spatula or spoon until spread evenly.
- Bake in the oven at 175°C for about 10 minutes, then transfer to the freezer to chill.
- In the meantime, place all ingredients for the caramel into a blender and mix until smooth.
- Scoop the caramel on top of the base layer and spread evenly. Return to the freezer to set.
- Once set, mix together all chocolate mousse ingredients in a blender and spread over the caramel layer. Return to freezer to set, and cut into equal slices.
- Allow to thaw a few minutes at room temperature before eating!
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Hi! These look good! How long do you soak the dates?
Thanks! 🙂 I usually soak them 30 minutes in warm/hot water!
Paul mannering says
Blew my socks off !!!! Ate whole tray !!
Haha awesome!!! Happens to me too 🙂 every time I make them I tell myself, only 1 or 2, and end up eating 5-10 haha 🙂 glad you like them as much as I do!
Kemi lofinmakin says
This simply looked divine! I am going to shock you! I have never baked in my life! BUT this looks so tasty I am going to get all the ingridients and baked it now and let you know how I get on. Thanks.
Aww you don’t know how much this warms my heart! 🙂 I hope you’re gonna love it as much as I do! Please let me know how it went 🙂
Hey!! I found this recipe few days ago on FB! Amazing I am making it right now.
Just one question when I put the first layer and the caramel in the freezer…what do you mean to leave it there till it set? Does it have to get hard?
I am not sure how long I shoudl wait…
I will find out I guess!
I love your recipes!
Hi Monica 🙂 thanks so much!! So happy you like the recipe! I always let both layers get hard (especially the caramel layer) because if not it’s a bit tough to spread the chocolate layer on top without mixing the two together. Also, I usually wait till all layers are firm so I can easily cut them into even pieces without destroying them 🙂
This looks delicious. I can’t wait to make it. What kind of nut butter do you recommend for best taste?
Great! 🙂 This really depends on your taste! I usually use either almond or cashew butter.. I normally don’t put peanut butter in these slices because it has a very dominant taste, and I prefer having a stronger date caramel taste in here 🙂
Wow! the combo it,s impresive. Mostly the part in the middle. How long has to be on the freezer?
For me it,s too big can i keep a part of it in the freezer for long time or should i change to de fridge?
Thanks a lot for this beyond delicious recipie
Gracias! 🙂 It depends on how cold your freezer is.. usually for the middle caramel layer to get firm it should be around 1 hour in the freezer before you can pour over the chocolate layer. And yes, you can totally keep the left over caramel… it should store quite a long time in the fridge and even longer in the freezer 🙂
These are so delicious! I was so proud of myself that they came out. I topped them with shredded coconut. Yum! Wondering if you have the nutritional facts for them already added up. If not, I’ll make my lazy self add them up haha. 🙂
I sprinkled some shredded coconut on the top and I think it gives a good twist. We just loved these yummy squares but we could not finish them all as they are quite filling. I was wondering if I can store the remaining ones in the fridge and for how long. Doesn’t the avocado oxidize?
Thanks for this fantastic recipe and greetings from Sardinia – Italy 🙂
Ciao Licia 🙂 you can easily store them in the freezer and they will be good for a while! That’s what I always do. Like this I eat 1-2 a day and finish them throughout 1-2 weeks :-). And the idea with the coconut sounds yummy! Gonna try this out the next time! Just make sure that if you store them in the freezer, to let them soften down a bit before eating them, as they will be quite hard!
I have a 5 year old who is a realy fussy eater. I struggle to get him to eat any veggies and really anything that is good for him. He however loves sweets and there is never any problems when it comes to eating cakes. Thanks to your fantastic slice he is eating more veggies and fruit then he ever did hehe
Hi Alida! 🙂
You cannot believe how happy your comment makes me 🙂 The more I experiment with food, the more surprised I am about how easy it is to include fruits and veggies into sweat treats, without even noticing in the taste! Thank you for trying out the recipe!! 🙂
How many is a serving and how many does this make ?
It makes for about 20-25 slices, depending on the cutting size 🙂 – I usually eat 2 in a serving (but this really depends on my cravings and hunger haha)
Raffaella Scola says
This looks delicious!!!
Lauren Pasquale says
What kind of nut butter do you recommend??
I’ve used almond butter or peanut butter so far 🙂
Ellen Lederman says
Love this! Making it for the second time, so I wanted to thank you. So ingenuous—three healthy layers. Delicious! And I’m usually not much into bananas in desserts. I used steel cut oats—they ground easily. The only thing is that it can be tricky to blend the oats and bananas together without much liquid—1 teaspoon of vanilla doesn’t go too far, so I had to add some water…
Thanks for such a great recipe.
Yes, you need a really strong blender and ripe banana for it to blend! 🙂 But great that you figured it out. So happy you love it!
Uhhh these are insanely amazing! Thank you so much K! I subbed Nut butter for normal sunflower butter (UK) and added some salted caramel flavouring to the dates layer (as I do when I make chocolate! I literally obsessed with the caramel taste!) Any tips on how to make the top two layers a little thicker? Going to try them again and wondering what I should do as the top two were quite gooey (which is amazing) but the bottom layer very dense/thick. Both my kids devoured the top layers first and ate the oat layer last. HA!
Ohh yay! Thank you so much!! For the caramel layer, I’d say, add some more nut/seed butter to make it more firm, and for the chocolate layer probably coconut oil would firm it up more… but just guessing here 🙂 Other wise, you could also make the bottom layer more smooth by adding more banana 🙂