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Date Caramel | Vegan + Gluten-Free

by Capri Lilly
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Date Caramel is a healthy naturally sweetened alternative to traditionally caramel. It is made with a few simple and ready in 5 minutes! It’s a healthy sweet treat that pairs perfectly with sliced apples or pears for the perfect afternoon snack! This recipe is refined sugar-free, vegan, gluten-free!

date caramel sauce

This date caramel sauce is one of my favorite snacks! Paired with sliced apples and pears, it is absolutely phenomenal. The first time I made it was as a dipping sauce on my holiday party charcuterie board. I’ve also used it as a sweet layer for my Homemade Ice Cream Snickers Bars!

Date Caramel is a great substitute when a recipe calls for typical sugar-filled caramel sauce. The dates provide incredible nutrients and the perfect amount of sweetness!

refined sugar free date caramel

4-Ingredient Date Caramel! Here’s What You Will Need!

  • Dates
  • Non-Dairy Milk
  • Water
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Peanut Butter or Almond Butter (optional)

How to make date caramel

All you will need to do is blend all of the ingredients together until you get a smooth sticky consistency. (I recommend using a high powered blender, like this one) Add more non-dairy milk to thin out the caramel sauce, if desired.

date caramel recipe for snickers bars

A few tips to making date caramel sauce

  • If the dates are dry and tough, not sticky and soft to the touch, soak the dates in water for 10 minutes before blending.
  • You do not need to add the peanut butter (or almond butter), but I find it helps to make the caramel creamier and gives it a buttery taste. (you can hardly taste the peanut butter in the sauce).
  • Adding more almond/coconut milk will thin out the sauce (1 tbsp at a time), so feel free to add more to reach your desired consistency.
  • This date caramel sauce lasts for up to 1 week in the fridge in an airtight container.
how to make date caramel sauce

I hope you enjoy this Date Caramel Sauce Recipe! 


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Date Caramel

Healthy homemade caramel made with simple ingredients: dates, water, vanilla, and a bit of almond milk. It is completely refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan! This date caramel is a healthy sweet treat that pairs perfectly with sliced apples or pears for the perfect afternoon snack!
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Course: Sauce or Marinade
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 60kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 Dates
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk, slowly drizzled in (almond or coconut milk work best)
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter or Almond Butter (optional)

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until very smooth. Slowly add the non-dairy until a uniform consistency is formed.
  • Add peanut butter (optional) and water to create a smooth consistency. You can adjust the consistency and make thinner by adding more non-dairy milk

Notes

A few tips

  • If the dates are dry, not sticky to the touch, soak the dates in water for 10 minutes before blending.
  • You do not need to add the peanut butter (or almond butter), but I find it helps to make the caramel creamier and gives it a buttery taste. (you can hardly taste the peanut butter in the sauce).
  • You can also use coconut milk instead of almond milk. Adding more almond/coconut milk will thin out the sauce (1 tbsp at a time), so feel free to add more to reach your desired consistency. 
  • This date caramel sauce lasts for up to 1 week in the fridge in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal

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Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bar - Good Food Baddie October 7, 2020 - 5:52 pm

[…] Making Date Caramel is easy and only requires a few ingredients and a blender. You can find my date caramel recipe here.  […]

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