Peanut + Caramel = Heaven. This recipe is not only unbelievably delicious but it’s made with only 2 ingredients, it’s vegan, gluten-free and fruit-sweetened! Plus, enter for your chance to win some fantastic diet-friendly products from Sukrin! Scroll down for the giveaway.
- 12 medjool dates, soaked in hot water for a few minutes then drained
- 2 tbsp peanut flour
- (optional) 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a small, high-powered food processor, blend the dates until it forms a thick paste. You may need to add a small amount of hot water to get it going but not too much so that it becomes runny.
- Add the vanilla, if using.
- Stir in the peanut flour. The mixture should thicken and begin to clump.
- Add the mixture to the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up.
- Meanwhile, dust a plate or chopping board with some extra peanut flour.
- Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into balls, using the peanut flour to coat it. Repeat with the rest of the mixture. You should end up with about 6 caramels.
- Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days. They also freeze well. Enjoy!
Sukrin Peanut Flour
I was very intrigued when I first heard of peanut flour and was curious to try it, although I wondered what it could offer over peanut butter. Turns out that Sukrin’s peanut flour is fat-reduced (only 1/4 amount of the fat of regular peanuts) making it 11% pure fibre. This is great news for those who love peanuts but are following a low-fat diet! It’s also naturally low in carbohydrates and gluten-free.
Taste: Delicious. Not too salty or bitter, just the right amount of roasted peanut flavour. Great in baking, smoothies or making homemade peanut butter. However, when using in baking – be careful not to overcook as it can cause a burnt flavour.
Texture: The flour is very fine textured, making it easy to use in a variety of recipes.
Recipes: I used Sukrin Peanut Flour to make these Peanut Caramels and my delicious Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Prices start from £5.85
Sukrin Gold is a sugar-free alternative to brown sugar and can be used 1:1 for baking, coffee or whatever you like! The sweetener is erythritol based and is less than 1 calorie per teaspoon, making it a great option for dieters and diabetics.
Taste: Most sugar-free sweeteners I’ve tried have a slightly bitter aftertaste but I didn’t notice it with Sukrin Gold and found it to be very close to real brown sugar but slightly less sweet.
Texture: Very close to real brown sugar, holds up well in desserts and baking.
Recipes: I used Sukrin Gold to make these delicious Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Prices start from £4.45
Sukrin Coconut Flour
I’ve been a fan of coconut flour for years! Although, I’ve been using it less since I’ve adopted a vegan lifestyle as it usually relies on a lot of eggs for baking. Still, there are a number or recipes I still love to use it in.
Like their peanut flour, Sukrin’s raw coconut flour is fat-reduced making it another diet-friendly flour. It boasts an impressive 40% fibre!
Taste: Coconut flour has a subtle natural sweetness which makes it a wonderful choice for desserts and sweet treats. I have used it in savoury recipes too but it can sometimes clash.
Texture: I’ve tried a few different brands of coconut flour before and this is definitely the best textured I’ve come across. It’s very finely ground making it just like “flour” which is impressive for a raw product.
Recipes: I used Sukrin Coconut Flour to make these Raw Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins!
Prices start from £5.45
The Giveaway (UK)
Sukrin are giving one of my readers the chance to win all 3 of these products; Sukrin Gold, Sukrin Coconut Flour and Sukrin Peanut Flour! For your chance, simply enter via the widget below.
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