Raw Caramel Dip

The recipe for this raw caramel dip is so simple; chewy dates, raw walnuts, creamy coconut milk, and sweet coconut oil. This healthy, raw snack option is naturally-sweetened with fiber-rich Medjool dates, which means no need for additional refined sugar in the recipe.

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I literally wanted to omit ANY type of sugar in this recipe. Coincidentally, (seeing that I’ve been on such an energy bar kick lately) I’ve discovered my new favourite ingredient in the kitchen…dates!

They were perfect for this recipe.  Not only are they are super-sweet (naturally) but they also add a creamy, thick consistency to this dip. Most caramel dips have a smooth, almost runny consistency. On the contrary, this raw caramel dip is thick and creamy, and chunky enough to be eaten on its own by the spoonful (which is how my husband and I ate it!).

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Ingredients
(Yields about 1 cup)
1/2 cup walnuts, unsalted
1/2 cup Medjool dates (about 8-10 large dates)
1/2 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened coconut milk)
2 tbs. extra-virgin coconut oil, solidified
1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
1/8 tsp. salt (optional)

Place all ingredients in a large food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. (Remember to check for large pieces of nuts and dates that aren’t fully processed.)

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The dip will be creamy and not too dense, however, once refrigerated it will thicken. If you prefer a creamier consistency add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue to blend until you get the desired consistency.

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Serve immediately with thinly sliced, tart green apples…or simply eat alone by the spoonful!

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Serve cold or reheat until warmed. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.awad Heather Bondy Awad

    Lisa, every time I make one of your recipes, I say it is my favourite… but this one is REALLY my new favourite. It is so delicious. I made it last night to snack on when my in-laws came over for a visit and we devoured the first batch. Had to make more to bring to work today.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.corda.37 Lisa Corda

      You finally made it?! lol! I KNOW…it’s so good, right?! It’s so rich (but not sinful) and you can honestly eat the whole batch yourself and not worry about fat or calories!!! Thanks for commenting btw…and for continuing to share recipes from my Blog! ;-))