Sweet, salty and crispy date caramel bites! Plant-based and made with minimal ingredients that you likely have lying around. They’re the perfect sweet fix for your daily sweet tooth.
Date caramel is one of my favorite things to make with dates! I use it in my vegan snickers bar recipe, and love to use it as a naturally sweetened binder for my desserts.
These crispy date caramel bites are made with the simplest ingredients, and are the perfect little bite to stock your freezer with. I shared a variation of these on my Instagram feed a while ago, and knew they needed a place on the blog.
They’re naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and are one of the easiest desserts to make.
These date caramel crispy bites are sweet, crunchy, and made with less than 10 ingredients. I love using almond butter in my date caramel for a subtle taste, but feel free to swap crunchy peanut butter for a peanut butter version!
These crispy bites are made with the simplest ingredients like dates, almond butter, and crispy rice cereal.
How to make date caramel crispy bars
1. Prepare the date caramel
Add the dates, plant-based milk and almond butter to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. This process may take a while since you want to be sure to scrape down the sides of the blender so that the dates get nice and smooth.
2. Mix in the crispy rice cereal
Once your date caramel is ready, mix it in a bowl with the crispy rice cereal.
3. Shape into bites and freeze
Using a cookie scoop, scoop out 2 tbsp worth of the mixture onto a parchment lined tray. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, you can use wet hands to roll them! Once they’re all rolled out, set them in the freezer to harden for 40 minutes.
4. Coat in melted dark chocolate
Once the bites are frozen, dip each one in melted dark chocolate and top with a little flakey sea salt.
The texture of these bites is similar to a crunch bar, but with some added caramel-like flavor from the medjool dates.
The crispy rice cereal truly adds the best texture to this dessert. I highly suggest using a crispy cereal over a puffed cereal- the results will not be the same!
The bites are the perfect little sweet & salty fix made with minimal ingredients. They’re a fun dessert to have around, and can be made with any nut butter you like!
I can’t wait to hear what you think 🙂