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No-Bake Caramel Cups

No-Bake Caramel Cups
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Serving Size: 12 servings
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan

This might be the most sophisticated no-bake dessert ever invented! With a crunchy base, an easy vegan caramel center and a rich chocolate topping, how can you go wrong?



  • 1 cup Love Crunch Chocolate Cinnamon & Cashew Granola
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dates, soaked to soften
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, softened but not melted

Caramel Filling

  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Topping

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup


  1. Using a food processor, process the granola and oats into a fine flour. Add the dates and coconut oil and process until well combined. The mixture should hold together when pressed between your finger and thumb. If it seems dry, add water one teaspoon at a time until it holds together.
  2. Press the crust mixture into the cups of a nonstick mini cupcake pan, using about one tablespoon of mixture for each cup and pressing evenly on the bottom and up the sides. Place the pan in the freezer while you make the caramel filling.
Caramel Filling:
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the brown rice syrup, maple syrup, cashew butter, and salt and heat over medium heat until the mixture just comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and whisk in the non-dairy milk and vanilla.
  2. Remove the pan from the freezer and pour the caramel evenly into the cups. Place back in the freezer to firm up while you make the chocolate topping.
Chocolate Topping:
  1. Whisk together the cocoa powder, coconut oil, and maple syrup until smooth. Pour evenly on top of the cups to cover the caramel and place the pan back in the freezer to firm up. These are best eaten directly from the freezer. At room temperature, the caramel center is thin and drippy.

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Nicole Axworthy

Nicole is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer. She is passionate about and specializes in developing wholesome, all-natural vegan recipes to inspire others to think differently about what they eat.

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