No Bake, Caramel Pecan Slice - Gluten-free

4년 전


This is a great little square that can be made ahead and they freezes well too. You'll need a food processor to handle all the mixing and grinding to get the consistency and texture of each layer, just right.

The First Layer  

  • 1 cup of ground almonds
  • 2 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup of pure creamed coconut
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 8 tbsp of raw cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp of ghee (clarified butter)
  • 3 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • and 2 eggs (beaten)


Melt the pure creamed coconut in a small sauce pan over a gentle heat. Add maple syrup, ghee, coconut oil, vanilla bean paste, raw cocoa and the beaten eggs. Blend well and cook over low heat for 3 minutes to ensure that the eggs have a chance to cook while you stir the mixture continually.

In a food processor, grind the walnuts and add the shredded coconut and ground cinnamon. Pulse this mixture so that the dry ingredients are well blended. Add the contents of the sauce pan and blend well.

This will produce a thick dough. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the dough mixture to the centre of the baking sheet and roll out the dough until it covers the bottom of the entire baking sheet evenly. Put the baking sheet in the refrigerator to cool, while you make the next layer. It should look like the photo (below).


The Second Layer

  • 2 cups of cashews that have been soaked for 4 hours or more. (Rinse them well.)
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of pure creamed coconut 
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tbsp of ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1.5 tbsp of coconut oil
  • and 1 cup of condensed milk


Melt the pure creamed coconut in a small sauce pan over a gentle heat. Add the ghee, coconut oil and condensed milk. Stir until the mixture is heated through and is a smooth, creamy consistency. Remove from heat and let stand while you blend the cashews and lemon juice in the food processor. Add the contents of the sauce pan and blend again until the mixture is well combined. Spread this mixture evenly over the base mixture and return to the refrigerator while you make the next layer.  It should look like the photo (below).


The Third Layer

  • 2 cups of pure creamed coconut
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp of vanilla infused agave nectar
  • and 40 whole pecans


Melt the pure creamed coconut in a small sauce pan over a gentle heat. Add the maple syrup and the agave nectar and blend well. Add this caramel layer evenly over top of the second layer and place the 40 whole pecans equally into the caramel. Return to the refrigerator while you make the next layer.  It should look like the photo (below).


The Fourth Layer   

  • 2 cups of 70% dark chocolate chopped or in wafers
  •  3 tbsp of ghee (clarified butter)
  • 3 tbsp of coconut oil


Using a double boiler (or bain- marie) melt the chocolate and add in the ghee and coconut oil. Blend well and then pour this melted chocolate mixture over-top of the caramel and pecan layer. Return to the refrigerator and cool for 4 hours.  It should look like the photo (below).


After 4 hours, the chocolate will harden. Remove from the refrigerator and lift the caramel pecan slice from the baking sheet onto a cutting board to slice into pieces.


The chocolate will darken in colour once it has had a chance to cool and solidify.


This recipe will yield 60 small pieces. Always a crowd-pleaser, enjoyed by young and old alike. 

I welcome your comments and I invite you to follow me on my journey....we will be eating very well. ;)

~ Rebecca Ryan

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LOL! Some day I will make these for you and your family @bluelightbandit. I have to post some recipes every once in awhile, so that I have them recorded and I keep a presence in the food communities. These squares are real winners. I've been eating them for breakfast because they are loaded with good fat and protein.
I made a big tray because I'm taking them to our families' Christmas dinners. If I wasn't sharing them, I would've medicated them. ;)

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Thanks for taking a look @machhour! I made these for a huge family gathering, otherwise, they would have been medicated. ;)

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Ah those look delicious!


Thanks @dajohns1420! They are fantastic medicated too. ;)

Now I am totally crazy about it! It's time to tell my wife to make! (I wish she could do that lol) It seems amazing, I mean delicious :O Thankn you for sharing all steps with the recipe!



Oh I do hope that one of you makes them, sometime. They are delicious!

that looks beautiful great job! it looks really fun squashing it down with the roller thing i usually just press it down with a glass but that looks more satisfying :)


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wow, yammi looks. i think eating very well.
really try this cake.

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Delicious food to look at.very good recipe. Happy Christmas. Following you and upvoted. Thanks for sharing such a good post


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Merry Christmas to you and your family too. :)


You have the professional touch. I can almost smell and taste them.


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Sounds like a healthy and delicious dessert!


It sort of is...the ingredient that isn't that great for you is the condensed milk but this could be substituted for a high fat coconut milk and some additional maple syrup. ;)


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Merry Christmas to you too @nachon!

An easy recipe to prepare. Nothing complicated. Thank you @rebeccaryan


It is easy. You just have to be prepared because the cashews do need to be soaked for at least 4 hours and you have to wait for the final layer to harden and set. Waiting is the hardest part. lol!

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They are scrumptous! I hope you try making them sometime @sanae.

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vegan/gluten free is not essential to me, but dang this looks tasty! might make for my mom over the holidays- thanks for instructions!


Oh I do hope you get a chance to make them. They're a delicious treat. ;)

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Nice looks and very delicious Caramel Pecan Slice. I really like to eat 100 slices.. :P
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You and I both @kingsberry! I have been eating them for breakfast. LOL!

Wow, today I see a roller, but already colored :) This cake, judging by the recipe, should turn out very tasty and delicious! Thanks Rebecca for a great recipe!

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Thanks @lorner! They are delicious!


Yup i hope i can try once but im only poor.because the income of my hushband and me is just enough for our daily needs.thank you for the reply my friend steemians.@rebeccaryan

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