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Our goal is to make affordable, delicious, healthy food that nourishes our souls as well as our bodies. We love new flavors as well as old favorites. It's important, for us, not to place too many restrictions and be as free and simple as we can when it comes to our food. We have no fancy equipment or expensive gadgets (although when we're wrestling with our dinosaur blender/smoothie maker we have both thought how nice it'd be to have a functioning one.. lol). We love each other more than anything and making food together is rewarding on every level.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Raw Vegan Chocolate Caramels

These are simple, quick, delicious and so pretty! Wow they are so yum. My sister and I made them before a dinner party and everyone was asking for more!
1. Whip up a batch of raw vegan chocolate with cinnamon and sea salt–recipe here:http://yummyvegancreations.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/quick-and-easy-raw-vegan-chocolate-with-sea-salt-and-cinnamon/
Allow the chocolate to set in molds in the freezer. My sister and I used cupcake molds. We poured the chocolate in about 1/2 inch tall. You could also cut the chocolate into squares or other method.
Now it is time to make the caramel while the chocolate is chilling in the freezer :)
This batch of caramel will make about 12 desserts.
Ingredients (we use raw and organic when possible):
3 Tablespoons of liquid sweetener (maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey*)
2 Tablespoons of raw almond butter or peanut butter (I think peanut butter tastes better)
1/3 teaspoon of sea salt
2 Tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 cup of pitted dates
Chop up dates and place aside. Place all ingredients except for the dates in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Take your chocolate out of the freezer and pour caramel topping on each chocolate. After pouring on caramel topping we placed three or so pieces of the chopped up dates on top of each chocolate caramels. Put them in the fridge until you are ready to serve! Enjoy!

 *some people agree that honey is vegan while others say it is not

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