Raw Caramel Chips
- Course/Dish: Dessert
- Meals: Snack
- Main Ingredient: Cashews
- Difficulty: Easy
- Cuisine: American
- Equipment Needed: Blender, Dehydrator
- Rainbow Green Cuisine: Phase 2
- Makes: 1 cup chips
It seems as though Lisa Pitman of Vegan Culinary Crusade has the will to find a way to re-create pretty much anything when it comes to wholesome food. We all know that chocolate chips are possible on a raw vegan diet, but what about caramel? Lisa shows us that the answer is Yes! These decadent little caramel chips make a great alternative to cacao based chocolate chips as something different to try or as a substitute if you are sensitive to cacao. Lucuma is an amazing Peruvian super-fruit that adds a great sweet caramel flavor to recipes, perfect for these caramel chips! Read on for the simple recipe.
1/2 cup cashews, soaked 2-4 hours
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup lucuma powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1. Blend together until completely smooth.
2. Place in a piping bag, with a tip of your choice and pipe onto a teflex sheet.
3. Dehydrate at 115 F until firm, about 12 hours.
4. Store in the refrigerator. Use the chips in cookies, granola, trail mix or as a snack.
If you don’t have a dehydrator you could try to firm them up in your freezer instead.