Happy hump day everyone! I’m super excited to share the recipe for these delicious, chewy raw vegan salted caramel cookie sandwiches. They’re super sweet, but naturally sweetened, so they definitely make for an extra special healthy-ish plant-based treat. I nommed on them over the weekend to reward myself after a week of hard work! I’ve had some requests for this recipe on Instagram, so I wanted to quickly get it up so you can enjoy it too.
This weekend is actually a big holiday here in Hong Kong, known as the Mid-Autumn or Full Moon Festival. My boyfriend got off work on Friday, so we turned it into a fun 3-day weekend staycation full of sushi dinners, horror movies, and long walks outside. I decided I’d pass on the traditional dessert of mooncakes in favor of these raw vegan caramel tarts. They’re full of a creamy, dreamy date caramel on top of a delicious raw cookie dough base.
I’m so excited to be sharing with you one of my favorite sweet breakfasts ever: monkey bread! If you’ve never had monkey bread before, it’s basically a sticky, gooey pull-apart bread coated in cinnamon sugar and rich caramel. It all started when I made soft baked pretzel bites that tasted like Auntie Anne’s, which I shared on Instagram and had so many requests for the recipe that I knew I needed to share it here. They’re completely vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and oil-free. These pretzel bites taste delicious on their own, but I wanted to go one step further and turn them into something. I was having trouble deciding between sweet or savory. Not surprisingly, I finally settled on sweet with this vegan monkey bread!