Vegan Chocolate Caramel Bites

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This is a recipe for chewy, chocolaty, peanut buttery and the coconut vegan chocolate caramel bites, healthy and tasty.

Make them, put them in the freezer, and you can eat them even 2 months after making them.

Photo via healthnutnutrition.ca

What you need

For caramel filling

  • 1 ½ cups medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter with sea salt (can sub for any nut butter)
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

For chocolate coating

  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¾ cup dairy free semi sweet chocolate chips

How you make them

  1. Pit and soak dates in hot boiling water for 10 min and drain.
  2. In a food processor, add in dates, nut butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and blend for 1 minute or until smooth to form a caramel batter.
  3. Transfer caramel mixture to a bowl and fold in shredded coconut. Cover and freeze for 30 min. This makes it less sticky easier to handle.
  4. Once your mixture has hardened for 30 min take it out and start rolling/pressing into mini rectangle bar shapes and place on a parchment-lined tray and freeze for another 30 min.
  5. In a double boiler on low-med heat, stir in your chocolate chips, coconut oil and sea salt while stirring constantly until everything melts together.
  6. Remove your naked bars from the freezer, dip them into the melted chocolate and roll until evenly coated. Remove with a fork, transfer to your parchment lined tray and place in the freezer for another 20 min to set.
  7. Optional- you can sprinkle extra shredded coconut on top of your chocolate bites before placing into the freezer to set the chocolate.
  8. Store in the freezer until ready to serve.

Additional info

You can store these for up to 2 months in the freezer in an airtight container. They can last longer but they just might not taste so fresh.