Hot For You Caramel Cacao Bites | Vegan | Gluten-Free
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A melt-in-your-mouth whole foods dessert that tastes sinful, but packs a nutritional punch. Perfect for sharing with your valentine (or yourself;)
Recipe type: dessert, valentines, vegan dessert, snack
Serves: 20 bites
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut **optional
  • Caramel layer:
  • 1 cup pitted dates (soaked for 10 minutes to soften)
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons water, or more as needed
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Chocolate coating:
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cayenne powder
  1. Make caramel sauce: blend all caramel sauce ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Spread layer of caramel along bottom of silicone mold or muffin paper in a muffin tin. I find using a silicone mold is the best option, and easiest to pop out the bites after the freeze time!
  3. Freeze for at least 30 minutes
  4. Make chocolate sauce: melt coconut oil in sauce pan, then add rest of ingredient and whisk until smooth
  5. Spoon layer of chocolate sauce over the caramel layer to fill silicone molds
  6. Top chocolate with a goji berry or two
  7. Freeze at least 15 minutes
  8. Pop out of the silicone mold, or muffin papers (may need a knife to get all of the caramel layer)
  9. Optional ** Garnish with shredded coconut
  10. DEVOUR
  11. Store in freezer
Recipe by HookedOnPlants at