This recipe is a blow-your-pants-off recipe. I feel like high-fiving myself. Full on Kanye moment.
Okay, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic but honestly I love this recipe.
Coming from a former junk food lover this recipe deserves a gold star. Since being aware of how what I put in my body directly affects how I feel, look, act and accomplish there are certain foods I have simply just not consumed. Caramels have been one of them. You see, regular carmaels are made from high fructose corn syrup, white sugar, brown sugar, condensed milk, butter and whipping cream. Not one of those ingredients do I consume. But the flavor of soft chewy caramel has still haunted me. That is until this recipe was born.
This recipe is so pure that you can actually have it as a snack. For any of you that consume a carb-based pre workout food that is perhaps packaged or bottled you can eat this recipe and get that surge of energy in a natural way before your workout. Plus, these ingredients contain health benefits. Real food. What a trip.
So now you can make all your friends jealous by having caramels as a snack. Yes, caramels as a snack.
This recipe is vegan, gluten free, raw, dairy free, all natural ingredients, high fiber, delicious and the perfect chewy salted caramel dupe.
Homemade Chewy Vegan Salted Caramels
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Yield: 20-30 Salted Caramels
- 10 Large Soft (Fresh and Pitted) Medjool Dates
- 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Tsp Fine Sea Salt
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp Natural Pure Almond Butter
- 10 Drops Liquid Stevia
- Place all ingredients into your food processor and blend until smooth stopping to scrape down the sides (keep blending and scraping until the mixture is smooth and dough-like).
- Line a bowl with saran wrap and scrape caramel dough into it.
- Place in the freezer or refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
- On your counter line your work area with parchment paper or saran wrap.
- Remove caramel dough from the refrigerator and using the saran wrap that already encasing the dough place on the counter and begin to smooth mixture into a rectangle as thick as you would like your caramels.
- Remove from saran wrap, place on your work space (lined with parchment) and using a sharp knife cut into 1 inch caramel bites.
- You can place the cut caramels into a parchment lined container or individually wrap them in wax paper to store.
- Sprinkle caramels with salt if you desire.
- Keep caramels in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to enjoy as there are no preservatives in this recipe.
DAMY Members – Using the 1 inch (or half a thumb size) caramels you can have 7 caramels with an apple for your mid-morning snack. You can also use this recipe in a larger amount as your weekly treat.