Friday, September 14, 2012

Creamy Caramel Dip

Yes...I am still going on about the apples. This afternoon I was hankering for something sweet and a little salty and kinda healthy, but still indulgent. I'd read a few recipes for Caramel Apple Dip and Cookie Dough Dip and wanted to marry the two into a tasty treat.

After satisfying myself with a few bites I offered this platter to my kids and their friends and it was declared a winner! Seconds were requested and they actually knew what the ingredients were.

Not too shabby mama, not too shabby.

Creamy Caramel Dip

By Deirdre
Prep Time: 3 hrs (soaking)
Cook Time: 5 minutes (mixing)

Ingredients (About 2 cups)
  • 1 cup of Medjool dates (no pits)
  • 1 cup chickpeas (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup nut butter (I used almond)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup vanilla
  • Soaking water (warmed)

1. Soak dates in warmed water for about 3 hours (or up to 4 is ideal)
2. Remove dates from water, but reserve water.
3. Add dates and chickpeas to food processor. Pulse.
4. Add other ingredients except water. Pulse again.
5. Slowly add water about 1 tablespoon at a time and blend until nice and smooth. Be sure to scrape down sides so everything gets incorporated.
Store in sealed container for up to five days.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow. What a unique recipe. It looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great weekend!