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Easy 4-Ingredient Date Caramel

This super easy date caramel is only 4 ingredients and it takes under 5 minutes to make. It is so delicious, I just scoop it into my mouth if I’m having a craving for something sweet. 

I will never go without having dates in stock because they can be made into so many sweet goodies!

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What is Date Caramel?

Date caramel is a healthy version of caramel that doesn’t require any refined sugars. It tastes very close to the real thing and is so healthy for you. 

You won’t have to feel any guilt eating this because you are in fact healing your body and giving it the nutrients it needs when you eat this date caramel!

Date Caramel Ingredients

It’s only four ingredients, most of which you will have on hand already. You will need: dates, coconut milk, salt and maple syrup.

Date Caramel Directions

Again the simplest set of directions you will ever receive. All you need to do is throw it all in your blender and blend together until smooth. 

If you don’t have a high powered blender like my Vitamix, then soak the dates for an hour or two especially if they don’t feel ooy gooey when you pick them up. This will make it easier for your blender to blend them. You could always try to blend without soaking to see if your blender passes the test. Dates are a pretty soft fruit. 

What Can I Do With Date Caramel?

You can use it as a replacer for caramel in any recipe you want. Keep in mind it does need to be refrigerated. 

You can use it to top cakes, drizzle over popcorn, use as a dipping sauce or a topping for ice cream. The possibilities are endless. I love to dip apples in my date caramel or eat it straight up!

Here are some recipes you can use date caramel in conjunction with:

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Date Caramel

With Love, Melissa
The most delicious topping you'll ever make in under 5 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Allergy-Free Baking, Alternative Baking
Servings 4


  • 12-14 Medjool Dates, pitted
  • 6 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Pinch Salt


  • Put everything in the blender and blend for a couple minutes until completely smooth. Taste. If its bland, add another small pinch of salt.
    *If you don't have a high speed blender, I recommend soaking the dates for an hour first.
Keyword Allergy Free, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan

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  1. Erica

    This recipe is so yummy! I used the caramel for dipping apples into it. It’s delicious!

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