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Peanut Butter

                    Caramel Sauce

Hey everybody! I'm back with yet another sweet recipe. I don't know whether it's because my birthday is coming up or what but I promise there will be some more savory ones coming your way soon. For now, though, all my sweet-tooth gals and guys out there are going to be loving this

 

I'm not exactly sure what inspired me to make this caramel sauce. I think it was when I attempted to make a caramel filling for a recipe that I was experimenting with and it turned into this yummy sauce so I decided to make it a recipe on its own. I'm not a huge caramel fan unless it's within chocolate of course but I love making things that people around me enjoy, such as my mom loving caramel sauce like this one. If giving someone a treat that they love makes them smile or brightens their day, I'm a happy gal. When I was younger and my mom would buy a Hershey bar from the store, I would always break off two pieces for everyone in my family and if they weren't around me at the time, I would put their pieces in the fridge and save it for them. I may have only had a few pieces for myself but, sharing made me happier than the chocolate ever could. Feeding people is one of the ways I show that I care. It's a simple way I can give back to others. 

Anyways, now that I'm done being all mushy and sentimental, let's talk about this peanut butter caramel sauce!! This sauce is delectably sweet, as most caramels are, and incredibly easy to make. It can be enjoyed in many ways from drizzling it over some ice cream to spreading it on top of a cake. Because of the peanut butter, this caramel sauce can be pretty thick but can be easily loosed if you prefer it. 

The ingredients in this recipe are simple consisting of peanut butter, maple syrup, and dates. Once the dates have been soaked and cooked, which you'll read about in the instructions, the recipe only takes about two minutes! It's quick, easy, and lasts for an entire month in the fridge. If you're craving some caramel sauce and love peanut butter, try this recipe out!

Tiff Tips

  • A food processor works best for this recipe. A blender would most likely work as well but I haven't tested it myself yet.

  • The date skins will become loose once cooked but don't remove them

Peanut Butter

                    Caramel Sauce

makes approx 12 oz

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups pitted dates (an 8 oz package)

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp maple syrup (or 6 Tbsp)

  • 1/4 cup water or milk

  • pinch of salt (optional)

Instructions:

  • In a medium pot, add dates and enough water to cover them. Let dates soak for at least 10 minutes

  • Over medium heat, cook the dates for 10 minutes. The water should be simmering, not boiling

  • Add cooked dates to a food processor and blend until the blade can no longer reach them. Scrape the edges

  • Add peanut butter, maple syrup, salt, and water or milk and blend until fully mixed

  • If you prefer the caramel to be looser, add milk or water until desired consistency is reached

  • Drizzle over ice cream, use as a dip for fruit, or spread on top of a cake and enjoy!

Store in the fridge for up

to a month and enjoy!

~balancedboppliving~

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