Salted Tahini Date Caramel Bites

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Tahini date caramel bites. What?!
I’m usually not a fan of healthy sweets — I’d rather have a small amount of real sugar, butter, and cream. I stay away from low-fat and low-sugar foods because they don’t taste as good as the real stuff. Luckily, these tahini date caramel bites taste like real stuff. Even if they are not.
But sometimes, something comes along that changes that. And that’s this recipe. It’s made of only a few ingredients, comes together super fast and easy, and most importantly — it is delicious. One tahini date caramel and you will be hooked. Trust me.
I like sweets. I wish I didn’t, but I usually eat something sweet everyday. I admit that it’s not usually the healthiest. But sometimes, things like this come along. I love recipes like. They’re like magic.
Dates are super sweet, and have a caramel like flavor, so they work well in smoothies. But they’re also sticky so. they bind together really well for things like this. Tahini adds an element of earthiness and a nutty flavor that pairs nicely with the dates. And because they are so sweet, the best way to balance that out is with some coarse, crunchy sea salt. Tahini date caramels for the win.
At the end, I added a roasted pecan half to each piece to add some crunch factor, but you can skip that if you want. Or try another type of nut. Or maybe some cacao nibs. Hmm. Maybe I’ll have to make this tahini date caramel recipe again.

Date and Tahini Salted Caramels

For a healthy sweet and salty treat, these bite sized caramels are the perfect choice. Chewy, caramel like dates and nutty tahini make the perfect pair.
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Prep Time 10 mins
freezing time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pitted dates any variety
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Pecan halves optional

Instructions
 

  • Put the dates, tahini, coconut oil, and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Line a small sheet pan or loaf pan with parchment. Transfer the mixture to the pan and spread as evenly as you can.
  • Sprinkle with salt.
  • Freeze until firm. Remove the parchment, cut into squares, and top each with a pecan if using, pressing down to get it to stick.
  • Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. View full nutrition disclousre.
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