My three year old son thinks these caramelly treats are the business. The call for “more carama mummy” is ringing in my ears so I thought I should share this super easy and quick recipe. A great option at parties instead of lollies, as a treat after swimming or a healthy sweet treat for mum after dinner!
3 cups of desiccated coconut
1 ½ cups of dates* –(approximately 18 Medjool dates), seeds removed.
1 ½ tsp natural vanilla extract or 1 tsp vanilla powder.
1 tablespoon of coconut oil .(if you aren’t using Medjool dates you might want to make it 1 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil).
A pinch of salt
Process all ingredients together in food processor and blend thoroughly until the coconut is really broken down and the mixture begins to come together. Press firmly into a slice tray lined with baking paper. Refrigerate to set. Cut into 2cm x 2cm squares and enjoy. Keep in the refrigerator
*Medjool dates give the best result as they are so caramelly. If using other dates – soak in warm water for 10-15 mins to soften, discard water before using.
Nutritionist and mother of three little people. I'm absolutely passionate about helping as many people as possible lead healthier lives by simplifying eating well.