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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.


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


  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.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 155; Total Fat 3g (4% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0.5g (0% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 80mg (3% DV); Total Carbohydrate 33g (12% DV); Dietary Fiber 4g (14% DV); Total Sugars 27g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 2g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 6% DV; Copper 10% DV; Magnesium 8% DV; Manganese 8% DV.
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