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


  • 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
In This Recipe


  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 Reviews

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!
Author Comment
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 /><br /><br />
twinsma September 11, 2017
This sounds delicious. Will you please share a few ideas of how you use/serve it.