Salted Date Caramels
PREP + COOK TIME 20 MINUTES (Inc. STANDING & FREEZING) | MAKES 15 CARAMELS
Not your typical caramels, these Salted “Date” Caramels are sweetened using fresh dates - created by Sophie Guidolin, Nutritionist and Fitness Model.
Why not make these homemade Salted Date Caramels for Easter this year? Or for a sweet treat to impress at your next party?
- 2 cups (310g) fresh organic dates, pitted
- 3/4 cup (150g) organic coconut oil
- 1/4 cup (25g) organic cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil, extra, at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup (50g) coconut flour
- sea salt flakes, extra, for sprinkling
Side note: to make this dessert even more healthy, you can swap out all these products for organic products.
- Place dates in a medium bowl. Cover with boiling water; stand for 10 minutes to soften. Drain dates; discard water.
- Meanwhile, melt oil in a small saucepan; combine oil and sifted cacao in a small bowl. Stand until thickened slightly.
- Process dates, vanilla, extra oil and salt until smooth.
- Transfer mixture to a small bowl; cover and freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
- Line an oven tray with baking paper. Place flour in a small bowl. Using damp hands, roll tablespoons of the date mixture into balls. Roll balls in coconut flour. Using a spoon, dip date balls into cacao coating, then place on tray.
- Sprinkle with extra salt. Freeze for 10 minutes or until set.
More About Sophie:
Sophie Guidolin is an Australian born author, with her 7 published recipe books being loved to death in tens of thousands of households. She is the queen of multitasking, thrives on organised chaos and creates nourishing goodness from her family kitchen in the NSW coast.
Along with being a mother-of-four, Sophie is a nutritionist, recipe creator, personal trainer, fitness model, professional IFBB bikini athlete and writer, and relishes in the craziness of it all! She still gets butterflies from her husband, Nathan and savours every quiet second they can squeeze in with their four kids, including their twin girls.
Sophie lives for the days spent in the kitchen cooking, but when she is not, she is never far from her children, usually at the beach or nestled with a book somewhere sunny. Sophie is also the OG of THE BOD, a global movement of men and women changing their lives for the better through nutrition and exercise.