Date Candy

Number of Servings: 16 (49g)
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Date Candy

Medjool dates are sweet and earthy in a way that makes them a wonderful approximation for caramels. Paired with almond flour and almond butter to create a smooth texture with a nutty taste, these candies have no added sugar and still provide a delightful sweet treat.

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs. dates, pitted and chopped
  • ⅓ cup almond flour
  • 3 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  1. Line an 8″x8″ baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang to help remove caramels from pan later.
  2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor to form a thick paste.
  3. Spread the date mixture in the pan in an even layer. Freeze to set (1-2 hours).
  4. Cut into 1″ squares and store in freezer.

Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container

Serving Size 49g

Amount per serving
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 27g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 31.9mg 2%
Iron 0.6mg 6%
Potassium 300mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.2mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin E 1.3mg 6%
Vitamin K 1.2mcg 0%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 0.8mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 9.6mcg 2%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0mcg 0%
Chloride 89.3mg 4%
Pantothenate 0.3mg 0%
Phosphorus 41.3mg 4%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 33.2mg 8%
Zinc 0.2mg 0%
Selenium 1.4mcg 2%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Dates, Almond Butter (dry Roasted Unblanched Almonds), Almond Flour (blanched Almonds), Vanilla Extract, Salt.

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