This was so easy to make. I saw it at Detoxinista.com and asked Mommy to buy some dates at Costco. I settled on the bag of pitted ones since the Medjools had pits, plus they were more expensive, so I was glad to have a whole bag of sweet pitted fruit for fewer dollars, eveb if some opine that Medjools are superior. Now although there is no sugar added in this recipe, it is plenty sweet, and the texture is very dippy. It’s not exactly like caramel, but I wasn’t expecting that. I wasn’t making this so I could make candy apples, but I found this to be a wonderful dip for granny smiths (or any other variety of apple you have around), and as a special treat – pretzels (to play up the saltiness). And to make sure I used up the stuff I couldn’t scrape out from the bottom of my Vitamix, I made my first Apple Pie Smoothie – it was SO good. (Instead of adding dates I just used whatever was in the blender.)
Here’s the recipe: Detoxinista’s Salted Caramel Dip.