no bake caramel fruit nut bar on tray

These No Bake Salted Caramel Bars are soft, studded with hazelnuts and absolutely delicious. Made with just 5 simple ingredients, they’re the perfect quick & healthy snack! Vegan & Gluten free.

no bake caramel bars with fruits and nuts stacked

A solid yes to caramel. Always a yes to no-bake. Always a yes to minimal ingredients. So ALWAYS a yes to No Bake Salted Caramel Bars! These are a copy cat version of this caramel raw fruit and nut bar I had earlier this year. So yes, they are very much like lara bars, I guess you can also call these a fruit and nut bar recipe, with an extra added bit of OOEY GOOEY-ness.

no bake caramel bar ingredients

Not only are these Vegan Caramel Bars No Bake, but all you need is 5 simple ingredients to make them. Usually caramel bars contain a lot of refined sugars, corn syrups and other weird ingredients but not in these! All you’re going to need are:

  1. dates
  2. cashews
  3. hazelnuts
  4. coconut nectar
  5. vanilla
  6. salt

The little amount of coconut nectar in this recipe really brings out the deep caramel flavour!

vegan no bake caramel bars in pan

How to make homemade no-bake bars:

To make these No-Bake Salted Caramel Bars, all you need to do it process it until it comes together and then let them firm up in the freezer. Than you can slice them into bars! I recommend you keeping them chilled as they are SUPER gooey when left out at room temp.

homemade lara bar cut into bars

To give them a bit more texture, I left some hazelnuts whole and sometimes will add in crispy rice cereal. I also like to roll them into balls for easy snacking.

cashew fruit bars stacked

I know you guys will LOVE these No-Bake Salted Caramel Bars! They’re:

  • sweet
  • salty
  • nutty
  • no-bake
  • gluten free
  • easy & quick to make
  • & quite honestly, the best caramel snack… EVER!

If you love caramel and no no bake bars, you I think you’ll always really enjoy my Brown Butter Twix Bars and Caramel Maca Cookie Dough Bars!

no bake caramel bars bite shot

If you recreate these No Bake Salted Caramel Bars please share it and let me know what you think by tagging me on Instagram @okonomikitchen, I love seeing all of your tasty recreations!

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No-Bake Salted Caramel Bars


These No-Bake Salted Caramel Bars are soft, studded with hazelnuts and absolutely delicious. Made with just 5 simple ingredients, they’re the perfect quick & healthy snack! Vegan & Gluten free.


Units Scale
  • 1.5 cups raw cashews (198g)
  • 14 soft dates (168g)
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, divided in half (150g)
  • 1.5 tbsp coconut nectar (36g)
  • 3 tsp salt (9g)
  • 3 tsp vanilla (12g)


  1. Add the cashews, dates, around half the hazelnuts, coconut nectar, salt and vanilla extract into a food processor. Process until it comes together into a dough like consistency. Add in the rest of the hazelnuts and pulse 8-10 times, just enough so they are spread throughout the “dough” but not broken up too small.
  2. Press into a 15×15 cm tray and place into the fridge for an hour. Take them out of the fridge and cut into 8-10 bars. Store in a air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 332
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 8g

Keywords: healthy caramel bars, no bake bars

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About Lisa

I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.

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