Vegan Peanut Butter Date Caramel
If you are anything thing like me and the last 28 years of my life... this is the time of the year where you find yourself in an uncontrollable bing-exercise-purge-candy-sugar-buzz-high-self-loathing frustating situation. At this point (a day after halloween, aka, can't-stop-eating-all-the-candy day) you have probably already sworn off sugar for the whole next year (with very little chance of keeping it) . There is the absolute torment of the coming holidays ahead and basically, you are doomed. If this is you, or it isn't but you want a dang good dessert recipe, then this post is for you. I haven't had any candy in a few months and it's because I don't want to break my record, I remember how crumby I feel when I eat it, and because I am becoming better and better friends with my friend the date. The wonderful and glorious date. Yes, I know... dates DO seriously look like cockroaches but they taste like golden caramel straight from heaven! Delicious. Date paste is so good on pancakes, toast, in cereal, on apples, and basically anything else. For today's recipe we basically just mix date paste and peanut butter. Done. Get in my mouth sweet treat! Game changer. This is what I'm bringing to all christmas parties this year!
Recipe adopted from: Chef Aj’s Date Paste
- 1 lb medjool dates
- 1 c unsweetened original almond coconut milk (or any other unsweetened milk, coconut water, etc. )
Peanut Butter Date Caramel
- 1/2 c date paste
- 1/2 c crunchy natural peanut butter
- 8 small or 4 larges apples
- To make date paste:
- Remove all pits and stems.
- Soak dates in liquid (I personally LOVE unsweetened original almond coconut milk by Almond Breeze) for a few hours (or over night).
- Blend dates AND liquid in a food processor until smooth.
- Store extra date pate in the freezer. Use it on pancakes, toast, ice cream, etc.
- To make peanut butter date caramel:
- In a bowl mix peanut butter and date paste until well combined.
- And that’s it.
- Ready to go.
- To serve:
- Wash and chop apples.
- Divid apples and peanut butter date caramel into 4-8 servings.