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Gingerbread Caramel Slice

PREP: 30 min (+ 8 hours chilling time)
COOK: 22 min
YIELD: 16 squares

Looking for a sophisticated spin on the traditional gingerbread cookie? Try these Gingerbread Caramel Slices from Natalie at Feasting on Fruit. The mouthwatering layers of shortbread, caramel and chocolate take you back to your childhood days of baking cookies with grandma, but with zero processed sugar.


  • Gingerbread Shortbread
  • 1 1/2 cup (180g) almond flour
  • 1/4 cup (30g) coconut flour
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp (50g) maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp (60g) molasses
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp (75g) coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Medjool Date Caramel
  • 300g (~15) Natural Delights Medjool Dates
  • 1 cup coconut milk (1/4 cup more if needed to blend)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Topping
  • 3/4 cup (135g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp (90g) full-fat coconut milk
  • Other
  • Gingerbread man sprinkles
  • Mini gingerbread cutout cookies (see below)


Gingerbread Shortbread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8"x8" pan with parchment paper.

Whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, spices, and salt.

Add maple syrup, molasses, coconut oil, and vanilla. Mix to form a sticky dough.

Press into the pan firmly. Bake 20-23 minutes. Cool.

Medjool Date Caramel

Blend all ingredients until smooth, add more coconut milk only if needed to blend.

Spread on top of the gingerbread shortbread.

Chocolate Topping

Combine chocolate chips and coconut milk in a bowl and microwave approximately 1 minute on high to melt. Stir until smooth.

Drizzle and spread on top of the caramel layer.

Top/decorate with cookies and sprinkles.

Refrigerate overnight.

Carefully slice into 16 squares.

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.