salted date caramel spread

February 28, 2017


Author Notes: This sticky date caramel is vegan, paleo and can be made in minutes. The lemon juice helps tame the sweetness of the dates and the coconut butter adds richness. For a pourable sauce replace the coconut butter with coconut milk and blend until smooth.Tina Jeffers

Makes: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt

Directions

  1. Cover the dates with boiling water and let sit for 10 minutes to soften.
  2. Drain the dates and add to the bowl of a food processor. Add the almond butter, coconut butter, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and salt. Process on high for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

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Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Comments

Taylor S. February 3, 2018
Wow. The flavors in this are so deep but not overpowering. This amount of coconut butter is PERFECT! And the vanilla too. I will definitely sprinkle on more salt to whatever I top this with. Also curious about making this with cashew butter, walnut butter, pecan butter.... next time!
 
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Tina J. September 11, 2017
I use it in a lot of recipes, it's great on toast as a dip for apples or added to smoothies for extra sweetness. Here are a few recipes that feature it! I'd love to hear what you think if you give it a try!<br /><br />https://www.scalingbackblog.com/no-bake-dark-chocolate-twix-bars/<br />https://www.scalingbackblog.com/salted-caramel-chocolate-tarts/<br />https://www.scalingbackblog.com/dark-chocolate-sweet-potato-pudding/
 
twinsma September 11, 2017
This sounds delicious. Will you please share a few ideas of how you use/serve it.