So here it is, one of the most wonderful treats you could make for yourself, along with whoever is special, and lucky enough, for you to share this stash with!
There's something about salted caramel that makes people go weak at the knees. Personally, it knocks the socks off chocolate for me and its something I wondered if I would ever be able to enjoy again as part of a sugar free diet.
Thankfully the most wonderful part of going sugar free has been developing new recipes that genuinely taste better than the sugar & fructose glucose filled versions. I get to eat the things I always loved, but are now a far healthier version.
As well as tasting great and often having health benefits, when we swap out the processed, unhealthy ingredients for real, whole foods, it's like our tastebuds re-awaken and begin tasting food all over again.
No longer masked by the blanket sickly ‘sweetness’ that so many shop bought, processed foods taste of, when we reduce our sugar load, we can begin to really taste again. Our overall taste buds sharpen and we can enjoy the other flavours much more so we can start introducing and enjoying a variety of foods to our diet.
These divine salted caramel deities, don’t just taste scumptious, they also contain healthy fibre, nutrient dense ingredients. The don’t take long at all to make and you will savour every last bite!
Here we go, get you mixing bowl at ready…
1/2 cup almond flour
1 cup oats
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup nut butter
1 tsp vanilla paste
1 x Banana
1/2 cup shredded coconut
14 dates (soaked in 3 tbsp boiling water and covered over)
Table spoon sea salt
Melted chocolate ( recipe on a previous post)
1. Leave the dates soaking on the hot water for 15mins, then remove and chop, keep the water and set to one side.
2. Add dates, 1/2 the salt and all the other ingredients except the chocolate to a processor & whiz together. The mix should be a little but tacky to touch, if it's looking too crumbly and a little of the left over date water.
3. Remove from the processor and make individual balls. Place them on a tray and leave in the fridge for 30 mins to set.
4. While the balls are setting, melt the chocolate, dip the balls in the melted chocolate and return to the fridge to set for an hour.
Then they’re good to munch and all your patience will be rewarded!
Check out the rest of my website for more healthy recipes with no added sugar, along with help and advice on living a low or no sugar lifestyle.
You can find out more about the benefits of cutting out excess sugar from your diet hey watching my video below or reading my blog here.
And if you would like to experience all of the benefits of a sugar detox you can sign up to my 21 Day Sugar Detox here.