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Healthy Caramel Sauce

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Summary

Yes, caramel can be healthy! And thanks to the natural sweetness of dates, no added sugars are required! While this is a great snack for kids, don’t be surprised if you find yourself making extra for the adults in the house too. Dates bring iron, potassium, and fiber while apples bring vitamin C, polyphenols, and more fiber!

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time15 minsTotal Time15 mins

Ingredients

 8 pitted dates
 1 tsp vanilla extract (preferably alcohol-free)
 salt (optional, to taste)
 hot water
 2 organic apples (sliced)

Directions

1

Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes.

2

Drain, but reserve the soaking water.

3

Add the dates, vanilla, salt, and ¼ cup soaking water to the food processor and pulse until smooth.

4

If the mixture is too thick, add more of the soaking water to achieve the desired consistency.

5

Transfer to a bowl and serve with apple slices.

Chef's Notes

Preparation
Make ahead.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Ingredients

 8 pitted dates
 1 tsp vanilla extract (preferably alcohol-free)
 salt (optional, to taste)
 hot water
 2 organic apples (sliced)

Directions

1

Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes.

2

Drain, but reserve the soaking water.

3

Add the dates, vanilla, salt, and ¼ cup soaking water to the food processor and pulse until smooth.

4

If the mixture is too thick, add more of the soaking water to achieve the desired consistency.

5

Transfer to a bowl and serve with apple slices.

Healthy Caramel Sauce