If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that creating healthy and delicious treats is my passion! I love myself a tasty alternative to the refined sugar and oil-loaded packaged treats that are out there. If you’re in the same boat you’re gonna love these Salted Caramel Raspberry Bites! They’re made from only 6 ingredients (not counting salt), are super easy to prepare and crazy good! Also, they’re completely naturally sweetened with ooey-gooey dates and have a secret superfood inside that enhances sexual health and improves energy – how is that for a snack? 😉
If you didn’t know already, dates are amongst my absolute favorite foods. They’re my go-to healthy snack and I eat around 5-6 a day at least. If you get the right kind, you’ll find they’re just like chewy candy with that lovely caramel taste. My favorite ones are Medjool dates, but I’ve also just recently had organic dates from Samar (south of Israel), which were more round and much smaller but oh my! I finished 15 in one sitting! 🙂
Dates are not only ridiculously tasty, but also very nutritious. They’re full of fiver, potassium, iron, manganese, and copper. Hence, they’re the perfect superfood in itself already if you ask me!
Back to the Salted Caramel Raspberry Bites. Dates for themselves are amazing but sometimes you just need a little bit more than that. Now if you combine dates with tahini, raspberries, almond flour, dark chocolate and a bit of maca powder you get heavenly snacks that are delicious and healthy!
Have you ever tried maca powder? It’s totally optional in this recipe but I have been adding it to almost everything lately (smoothies, granola, oatmeal). If you have never heard of maca, let me give you a quick summary. Maca is a root vegetable from the Andes of Peru and has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years by the natives. It’s considered an adaptogen – meaning it’s a natural substance that helps the body adapt to stressors like a busy schedule, demanding job or illness.
A few of the many benefits of maca include improvement of energy levels, mood and memory, boosting of fertility (male), enhancement of female sexual health, and balancing of estrogen levels.
I’m absolutely loving these little bites of heaven as it’s one of those recipes where you can swap ingredients to whatever you have on hand and they will still come out amazing!
If you decide to give these Salted Caramel Raspberry Bites a try, let me know! Leave a comment and rate it – it’s so helpful to me and other readers. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag me (@thetastyk) and #thetastyk on Instagram! I love seeing what you come up with. Love and enjoy! ♥
- 2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
- ½ cup tahini
- ⅓ cup oat flour (or almond/coconut flour)
- dash of sea salt
- 1 Tbsp maca powder
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- 300g vegan dark chocolate (70%)
- Add the pitted dates and the tahini to a food processor or high-speed blender and pulse.
- Add in the oat/almond/coconut flour, salt and maca powder and pulse/blend until you have a dough-like consistency.
- Line a loaf/brownie tin with parchment paper.
- Transfer the dough to a bowl and add the raspberries. Use your fingers to roughly mix in (this is kind of messy) and place the dough into the tin.
- Press down evenly into the desired height and shape and freeze for 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, melt the chocolate. Take out the tin and cut the dough into small bite-sized cubes.
- Cover them with the chocolate and sprinkle a tiny bit of sea salt on top before placing back into the freezer to firm.
- Store in the fridge or freezer and enjoy!
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HI Kirsten, I did make these a few weeks ago and they were delicious. Mine were a bit soft in the middle, so I think I might tweak the recipe a bit, but I really enjoyed them, so thanks for sharing.
Happy you like them Mary! 🙂
Lauren Francis says
Utterly delicious, and very quick and easy. Thanks for this great recipe!
Ohhh so happy you liked it! 🙂
Can I use frozen raspberries ?