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Not so Toffee!

Ahhh the Fall...the time of the year where I mostly desire candy apples, caramel and toffee. However with age (eek!) I have come to terms with the fact that this stuff is a little to sugary for me and I need an alternative. On top of that I want to share with my little girl the comforts of the Fall and want to minimize the amount of sugar I feed her.

So we are in order of a tasty compromise...behold this "Not So Toffee" recipe. This is a great alternative and it is made with DATES!!!! A natural sweet fruit (also great substitute for sweetener in a smoothie), that is action packed with nutrients, fiber and bottom line it is something we should include in our regular diets (just saying). I often use dates in my smoothies and I would love to start incorporating it in more yummy dishes. So I think I will try it in some of my baked goods over the Fall and Winter season. I will totally share the WINS and the "needs work" recipes here and on Facebook ;-)

For now, check out this recipe and try it out on your little ones and come back and let me know what you/they think.

Not So Toffee

  • 10 pitted dates

  • 4 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Few drops of water

  • Sliced Apples and/or Bananas

Options for a crunchy coating:

  • Unsweetenend Coconut Flakes

  • Chopped walnuts

  • Chopped bittersweet chocolate chip

1. Soak the dates in boiling water for at least 10 minutes to soften. Drain and blitz in a high-speed

blender or food processor with coconut oil and vanilla until smooth – add a few drops of water to bring the mixture together and make into a smooth caramel. (Be careful not to add too much water)

2. Use a spatula to spread the date mixture over the sliced fruit

3. Roll the sticky fruit in the toppings of your choice, then carefully lie on a plate to firm up. Put in fridge for at least an hour to set.

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