These are absolutely mouth watering delicious, and I mean it! I first tried these at a potluck at my cross fit gym, one of the gals made them from a recipe on cleanfooddirtycity.com. I was obsessed! Since then I have made several batches, they do not last long at my home, my kids love them, I love them, my neighbors love them, well just about anyone I offer them to gobble them up and want more and then want to place an order to buy a box of them…ha! I am not about to go into the bakery business… Much rather pass along the recipe.
I tweaked the recipe a little to make it even easier. These are made with a dark chocolate candy bar 80% cocoa, dates, coconut oil, almond butter and sea salt. The dates, almond butter and coconut oil mixture with salt tastes better than caramel! Caramel is made with totally different bad for you ingredients. If you crave salt and chocolate, these bon bons are for you and you can feel good about indulging in these! This is a REAL FOOD, no chemicals, and no processed sugar or processed table salt either which is full of toxic things. This dessert is simply real food! Giving you antioxidants in the dark chocolate, protein in the almond butter, the dates are always better for you than a piece of processed candy, dates are a real food. The Celtic sea salt gives you important minerals your body needs. Read my post about the low down on why Celtic Sea Salt & Himalayan Pink Salt are good for you and the bad for you table salt.
Dark Chocolate Carmel Salted Bon Bons
Yield 16 bon bons
- 1 cup of dates pitted
- 1/3 cup of Almond Butter
- 3/4 teaspoon of Celtic sea salt or Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 Dark Chocolate Bar 85% Cocoa
- A splash of Celtic coarse sea salt on top of each bon bon
- Add dates, coconut oil, almond butter and salt in a food processor, my absolute favorite food processor that is a CHAMP is the Cuisinart Pro Classic Food Processor, it never fails me. Mix until everything is blended and it looks like dough, about 1 minute.
- Take the ball of dough and wrap it in parchment paper and stick in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Flatten out the parchment paper and make small balls out of the dough and line them up really close together (touching).
- Wrap them back up in parchment paper and set them in the freezer again while you melt the chocolate.
- I use a candy melting pot (my daughter's) works great! A fondue pot would work great also. If you have neither you can melt the chocolate candy bar in a double boiler.
- Once fully melted, turn off the heat and dip the chilled dough balls in the chocolate, I use a spoon and my hands, the spoon helps because the chocolate is a bit warm. This step is messy.
- Place the chocolate covered bon bons back onto the parchment paper.
- While the chocolate is still wet, put a pinch of the Celtic coarse sea salt on top of each one.
- Set them back in the freezer, they will be ready in about 10 more minutes or so.
- After they are chilled and set, you can store them in the freezer or in the fridge. ENJOY!
Sweet and Satisfying On-the-Go Goodness
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