Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
To make the salted caramel –
Place dates, vanilla, coconut oil and salt into your food processor or blender and process until it starts to break down and form a thick sticky mass/paste
While your blender or food processor is running, add water 1 teaspoon at a time until the caramel loosens just slightly to form a deliciously smooth, gloriously golden, naturally sweet salted caramel.
Transfer your salted caramel to a bowl and place in the fridge (or freezer) for 5-10 minutes to set a little so it’s more manageable and easier to handle.
Once your caramel has firmed up slightly, take approx 1 Tablespoon of at a time and roll it between your hands to shape it into a nice little ball, then place onto a plate and repeat until all caramel has been used. Once you have all your delicious little caramel bites rolled pop them into the fridge while you make your chocolate coating.
Melt your chocolate by your preferred method. I like to place my chocolate onto a small plate or bowl and sit it over a pot of gently simmering water, stirring occasionally until nice and melted.
Remove your chilled caramel balls from the fridge and place them one at a time, into your deliciously dreamy melted chocolate then gently toss to coat. You can use a couple of spoons or forks to gently roll the caramel balls through the melted chocolate – works like a charm dude 🙂
Once your caramel has a nice and even-ish chocolate coating, place back onto the baking sheet, and repeat until all caramels have been bathed in chocolate.
Drizzle your chocolate coated salted caramel bites with any remaining chocolate then sprinkle each with a little pinch of salt flakes and pop them into the fridge or freezer for 5-10 minutes to set.
These delicious little morsels will keep stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or can be frozen for up to 3 months.
* If you find your dates are a little dry you could try soaking them in some warm water for 10 minutes before you begin, then drain and rinse and proceed with the recipe as normal.
Our recipes are created using Paleo, Primal and Gluten-free guidelines. Learn more about our diet and lifestyle at www.primalpalate.com.