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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Medjool Caramel Dip

Looking for a healthy snack or fun dip to take to your girls night? This medjool date caramel dip is a hit at parties. I made it for two christmas parties this winter. Gluten-free, dairy-free, raw, vegan, fruity goodness! 

I shuck 1 young thai coconut and put 10 medjool dates inside to soak in the water for at least an hour. When they are done, take them out and remove the pits and put in blender.

Measure 2/3 cup of coconut water and set aside. Save the rest in another container and scoop out the meat. Should be around 2 tbsp of meat.

Place the coconut meat in a blender along with the dates and 1/3 cup of coconut water. Add 1.5 tsp vanilla extract or 1 tsp vanilla powder and a pinch of salt (optional). Blend, adding more coconut water 1 tbsp at a time until you get the desired thickness. 

Serve with sliced apples, carrots, or celery and enjoy!

You may substitute the young thai coconut for canned coconut milk - start with 2/3 cup and add more as needed, and soak the dates in water. I'm sure this could also be done with almond milk as well!

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