Vegan Millionaire's Shortbread (VG)

Being vegan doesn't mean you can't enjoy a treaty treat! Everyone will love this twist on the coffee shop classic.

Ingredients

  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 125g Fairtrade golden caster sugar
  • 220g Co-op plain flour
  • 400g Co-op soft pitted dates, chopped
  • 100g Co-op cashew nuts
  • 125ml almond drink
  • 100g Co-op 100% virgin coconut oil
  • 100g vegan dark chocolate

 

Method

Start with the shortbread:

  1. Line a 20cm square tin
  2. Beat together the spread and sugar with an electric hand whisk until pale and creamy, then add the flour
  3. Beat again until just combined
  4. Spread out evenly over the base of the tin, then prick all over with a fork
  5. Chill in the fridge for 30 mins
  6. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/Gas 6
  7. Once chilled, bake for 25 mins until firm and golden. Leave to cool

To make the date caramel:

  1. Place the dates, cashew nuts and almond drink in a food processor and whizz for 2-3 mins until very smooth
  2. Add the coconut oil and whizz again to combine
  3. Spread the mixture over the cooked base, then transfer to the fridge for 3 hours to set
  4. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, without allowing it to touch the water
  5. Pour over the caramel and spread out evenly
  6. Return to the fridge for a further 2 hours to firm up, before slicing into 16 squares, using a sharp, warm knife