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Date Caramel

This one ingredient Date Caramel comes together in just under 15 minutes and is the perfect healthy swap for standard caramel. Once the dates are blended, you create this delicious fluffy texture that tastes amazing in desserts!

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date caramel in a bowl

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Date Caramel is made with just one ingredient, dates!
  • A great way to use up any dates that you have that may go bad soon.
  • Date caramel is a healthier alternative to regular caramel that’s made with refined sugars.
  • An unrefined sugar that is all natural but still so delicious.
  • This healthy caramel tastes amazing in recipes or on top of desserts!
  • If you love this, check out my Twix Bars or Snickers for fun ways to use it.

Ingredients And Substitutions

This is the main ingredient and substitution for Date Caramel. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

I highly recommend using medjool dates for this recipe since they tend to be softer and have a more caramel like flavor naturally, however, any date will work!

medjool dates with the pit removed in a bowl

How To Make

ONE: Remove the pit from each date and place them in a medium bowl.Pour boiling water over the dates and let rest for 10 minutes. Remove dates from water but reserve some of it on the side.

boiling water added to medjool dates

THREE: Add dates to a food processor and blend for about 3-5 minutes. Slowly add in that reserved date water, one tablespoon at a time until the mixture is well blended, light and fluffy.

Tips And Tricks

Use medjool dates for best results, these tend to be softer and have a more natural caramel like flavor in my opinion, however, any date will work.

A food processor works the best for this recipe

How To Serve And Store

Serve this Date Caramel as a dipping snack for fruit, or spread it on recipes. I have used it in my Twix bars, Twix Cookies, Snickers Bars, and Samoa baked oats.

a spoon in a bowl that is filled with date caramel

Taste And Texture

This Date Caramel has a great flavor that is very similar to traditional caramel. It’s sweet, but does still taste like dates!

The texture is light, fluffy and smooth!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best dates to use for this recipe?

I prefer medjool dates.

What if i don’t have a food processor?

A highspeed blender might work too. Unfortunately, I think the texture is too thick for a Bullet.

How long does this last?

A few weeks in the fridge!

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make these Date Caramel, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Date Caramel

This one ingredient Date Caramel comes together in just under 15 minutes and is the perfect healthy swap for standard caramel. Once the dates are blended, you create this delicious fluffy texture that tastes amazing in desserts!
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PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
5 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
10 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1 cup about 15 medjool dates, pit removed
  • 2 cups boiling water

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

1 cup date caramel

Directions

  1. Remove the pit from each date and place them in a medium bowl.
  2. Pour boiling water over the dates and let rest for 10 minutes. Remove dates from water but reserve some of it on the side.
  3. Add dates to a food processor and blend for about 3-5 minutes. Slowly add in that reserved date water, one tablespoon at a time until the mixture is well blended, light and fluffy.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use medjool dates for best results, these tend to be softer and have a more natural caramel like flavor in my opinion, however, any date will work.
  • A food processor works the best for this recipe

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