Y’all, this Simple Date Caramel and Peanut Butter dip is golden. It is so easy and quick to put together. Plus, it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan. This works for just about everyone!! Another plus, it comes together in about 5 minutes, seriously.
Making the Date Caramel and Peanut Butter Dip
So, I start by cutting the dates into chunks. It just makes it easier to blend. Also, if your dates are a little harder, you may want to microwave. I threw mine in for 30 seconds. I also like to do this as it heats the dates and makes the caramel feel like it is cooked.
Add the dates to your food processor or blender. I have used and love this Cuisinart Food Processor for a really long time and love it!
A touch of vanilla.
A dash of salt. I love kosher!
Now, to this the caramel and add a little depth, use coconut milk. If you prefer, you can also use almond milk. I personally like the coconut better. I used a full-fat coconut, but you could use a light one if you prefer.
Pulse and add more coconut milk as needed. This will be added to achieve the consistency you are looking for. This might take a while, so be patient. You will want it to be really smooth, so be ready for that. I am telling you, this is how easy the Date Caramel will be. Within a minute or 2, the caramel will be done!
Now, let me just say, the peanut butter is optional. It is optional, but it is so good! You can also use another nut butter if you prefer. Almond butter is really delicious in this step. Continue to mix until everything is well blended.
The Finished Caramel Peanut Butter Dip
Below it the finished dip. Doesn’t it look just like a regular, full dairy caramel? I think so too. Only this one is a million times easier, and so much healthier!
Serving the Caramel Dip
Now, there are plenty of ways to serve this date caramel with peanut butter dip. Let me show you what I did. I added it right in the middle of a great charcuterie board. I chose 3 types of apples, grapes, cheddar cheese slice, pomegranates, nuts, and pretzel crisps.
That date caramel is good on everything! The apples, cheese, nuts, grapes, everything!! It is that good!
If you are looking for a cookie to eat this on, what about these Flourless Chocolate cookies??
Date caramel and peanut butter dip
- 1 cup dates, chopped
- 1/4-1/2 cup coconut milk or almond milk Start with 1/4 cup and add more as needed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- Microwave your dates for about 30 seconds to soften and heat. Add them, 1/4 cup coconut milk, vanilla, and salt to a food processor or blender. Blend really well. This might take a little bit of time, so don't stress. If you need to, add more coconut milk to get the consistency you want. I wound up using about 1/3 cup. Next add in your peanut butter and blend smooth again. That is it!! It is done. It is seriously so simple and so good!! I think you will love this!It is so good served with apples, pretzels, nuts or even chocolate wedges. If you don't eat the day you make it, this caramel will hold well for up to 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container. You will want to throw it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute to heat the caramel if it is chilled. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!