Peanut Caramel & Dark Chocolate Bites

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These peanut caramel & dark chocolate bites are absolutely delicious and a tasty treat. Plus they are simple to put together!

First make this simple caramel sauce made from palm sugar (recipe below), coconut palm sugar has a lower glycemic index compared to table sugar (sucrose).

First make this simple caramel sauce made from palm sugar (recipe below), coconut palm sugar has a lower glycemic index compared to table sugar (sucrose).

Then combine the Medjool dates, peanuts, and caramel sauce in the food processor or high-powered blender.

Then combine the Medjool dates, peanuts, and caramel sauce in the food processor or high-powered blender.

Roll into 1" bites and then dip in melted dark chocolate or skip the chocolate (although they taste really delicious with a thin chocolate coating!). Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for 1 - 2 hours or until the chocolate is hardened. Then transfer to a air tight container and keep frozen or refrigerated. Although, personally I think that they taste amazing when frozen!

Roll into 1" bites and then dip in melted dark chocolate or skip the chocolate (although they taste really delicious with a thin chocolate coating!). Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for 1 - 2 hours or until the chocolate is hardened. Then transfer to a air tight container and keep frozen or refrigerated. Although, personally I think that they taste amazing when frozen!

Peanut Caramel & Dark Chocolate Bites

Yield 24 bites (about 1 oz each)

Ingredients:

1/3 cup coconut palm sugar

1 tablespoon corn starch

2/3 cup milk

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 container of Medjool dates, pitted (12 oz)

1 cup dry roasted peanuts, unsalted

1 dark chocolate bar (3 oz), melted

Directions:

1. Prepare caramel sauce: In a small sauce pan combine palm sugar, corn starch, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir well to combine. Bring the mixture to a light boil over medium heat, stirring throughout. Continue to cook for 1 - 3 minutes, until the mixture has thickened. Remove from heat. 

2. In a food processor or high-powered blender combine the Medjool dates, peanuts, and caramel sauce. Pulse to combine the mixture, until the peanuts are chopped and the mixture is sticky. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 - 60 minutes to help it firm up. 

3. Roll the mixture into 1" bites and then dip in the melted chocolate. Place on a baking sheet that has been prepared with parchment paper. Then freeze for 1 - 2 hours to let the chocolate harden and transfer to a air-tight container and freeze or refrigerate. 

Nutrition facts per bite (34 g): 110 calories, 4.5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 15 grams sugar, 2 grams protein

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