These 3 ingredient chocolate caramels were born out of my desire for a sweet-chocolate that was non-dairy, requires minimal ingredients, is easy to make and satisfies both a chocolate and sweet craving. These tick all boxes, while being generally delicious – the most important box. They’re a more refined version of these date bombs.
The middle caramel is made with medjool dates and a nut or seed butter. Medjool dates are needed here (not dried dates) as they’re softer and creamier so you get that caramel texture. I’ve made them with both almond butter and tahini, both came out perfectly so you can use any nut or seed butter you want.
To coat I used a good quality 70% dark chocolate. This is one of those recipes where the quality of the chocolate does matter. I’ve also opted for 70% because I like the balance between the sweet caramel and dark bitter chocolate. Go darker, not lighter.
Lastly, about the 4th ingredient – fleur de sel. Not using it won’t change the structure of this chocolate caramel, but a little pinch takes it from good to great. Salt brings out the flavours and adds to that sweet and dark cacao taste in a way that is unbeatable.
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.