The only thing better than chocolate and peanut butter is chocolate and caramel. Hello, melt in your mouth deliciousness! But let’s face it. Caramel treats are normally full of corn syrup and tons of sugar. These chocolate caramel truffles still fall into the “treat” category. But they are made with whole foods and all-natural sugar. And they taste like the real deal. PS – they are also dairy free and vegan. Get the recipe…
These chocolate caramel truffles are always a hit at our annual Peace, Love & Chocolate ladies social and breast cancer fundraiser. I will not confirm nor deny if I make extra because somehow they always seem to disappear.
I love how dates taste exactly like caramel. But without the corn syrup. Dates have a lot of natural sugar, so you definitely don’t need to add any extra. While these truffles are made with mostly all-natural ingredients, they are still a treat. As in – enjoy in moderation. Or not. They’re pretty darn good.
The only downside is that dates are a bit sticky and can take a few turns of starting and stopping the Nutri Ninja until everything is mixed up. But trust me when I say the end result is worth it.
Chocolate Caramel Truffles Recipe
Chocolate Caramel Truffles
Dairy-Free & Vegan
- 16 oz Pitted Medjool Dates
- 1 bag Enjoy Life Chips
- 1 TBSP EVOO
- 1/4 cup Vegan Butter We love Earth Balance
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Add dates to a Nutri Ninja. Slowly add butter. You may need to stop and scrape down several times.
Once it has formed into a dough consistency, remove from Ninja.
Roll into (approx) 24 balls and place on parchment paper in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
Once they have come together, melt the chocolate chips and EVOO either in a double boiler or on half heat in the microwave.
Using two spoons, dip the caramel balls into the chocolate and place onto a separate parchment paper.
Optional - Sprinkle tops with sea salt.
Refrigerate for another 2-4 hours. Keep refrigerated when not eating.
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