Creamy Date Caramel {vegan & no-cook}

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  • 18 (300 grams) plump, dried dates
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (from ½ small lemon)
  • ½ teaspoon (1 gram) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Add the dates to a medium bowl. Add enough hot water just to cover the dates. Let them soak for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the dates, slip the skins off, and add the fruit to the food processor bowl, along with the lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt to the food processor bowl. Pulse a few times to break up the dates, then process until it becomes a creamy, whipped consistency, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Store in a container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Use on cakes, cookies, ice cream, or in these Gluten-Free Date Bars.
  4. Try this recipe for 15-Minute Granola Bars