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Double Chocolate Caramel Stuffed Vegan Cookies

Double Chocolate Caramel Stuffed Vegan Cookies

Vegan Cookies! These double cookies are packed with chunks of dark chocolate, stuffed with a rich date caramel and then finished with a flakey sea salt. Deliciously soft chocolate vegan cookies made gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Can we talk dates for a moment? I have […]

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Caramel Oat Bars

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Caramel Oat Bars

  These gluten-free and refined sugar-free oat bars are high in protein, layered with gooey date caramel and topped with decadent chocolate. Chocolate is perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast, right? YES! The answer is yes when paired with oats and in moderation of course. […]

Healthy Chocolate Covered Salted Pumpkin Caramels

Healthy Chocolate Covered Salted Pumpkin Caramels

 

These soft, chewy and melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin date caramels are covered in decadent dark chocolate and sprinkled with flaked salt making a perfect candy treat for the holidays.


 

When I made these caramels earlier this week, I planned on bringing the batch to my theatre company meeting. Well, I have a confession to make. Not a single one made it to the theatre; I ate them all. ALL. OF. THEM. In like two days. It was worth it though and I don’t regret a thing.

 

 

These caramels can be a little tricky to work with so read the recipe completely through before starting. Once you remove them from the freezer, you have to work fast or they start to thaw again. I like to store them in the freezer because they never freeze completely or get solid but if you prefer a softer caramel, storing them in the fridge will also work.

In this recipe I used a pumpkin flavored peanut butter, however any natural peanut butter will work and if for paleo or allergy reasons, almond butter or cashew butter will also work.

 

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Healthy Chocolate Covered Salted Pumpkin Caramels

Yield: 13-15 caramels

Healthy Chocolate Covered Salted Pumpkin Caramels

Ingredients

  • 15 medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter, vegan if necessary Nuts 'N More
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 32g vanilla protein powder, vegan if necessary PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips, vegan if necessary
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • flaked sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Place the pitted dates, peanut butter, protein powder, pumpkin puree and spices into a food processor and blend until a sticky dough forms. You will need to stop and scrape the sides a few times. This entire processor takes a couple of minutes of blending and scraping.
  2. Place the caramel between two pieces of parchment paper and place in the freezer for 45 minutes. Remove and then use a rolling pin to flatten the caramel between the parchment paper. Use a knife to cut the caramel into squares. Repeat with scraps until you have used all the caramel.
  3. Return the caramels to the freezer for 20 minutes.
  4. Before removing caramels, prepare your chocolate by placing the chocolate chips and coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl and placing in the microwave for 10 second increments, stirring between each increment until chocolate is smooth.
  5. Remove caramels from the freezer and dip each one in the chocolate. I used a fork to dip each one and let the excess chocolate drip off then place on a piece of parchment paper. After all the caramels are covered, return to the freezer until chocolate is solid. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
  6. *Note: Store caramels in the fridge or freezer. They won't freezer completely so you can serve them directly from the freezer.
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Paleo Vegan Caramel Sauce

Paleo Vegan Caramel Sauce

Happy Thanksgiving!   I spent my entire morning baking very unhealthy pies for my family. Pecan and Triple Berry Pie.   And I can not wait to eat a giant piece of these corn syrup filled pies. I mean, life is about balance, right? So […]

Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Protein Cheesecake Bites {Gluten-Free}

Healthy No Bake Salted Caramel Protein Cheesecake Bites {Gluten-Free}

I’m not really one to brag but these No Bake Salted Caramel Protein Cheesecake Bites are unbelievably and magically delicious and only contain¬†six ingredients… okay eight if you want to count the flaked salt and water!       These little cups of delight have […]


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