Better-For-You Caramel DipdownloadEmail This Post
Better-For-You Caramel Dip

Prep: 10 minutes • Serves: 4

1 cup pitted medjool dates
1/2cup refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk
1-1/2tablespoons maple syrup
1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4teaspoon fine sea salt

1.In blender, purée all ingredients on high until smooth. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (5 tablespoons):
137 Calories, 1g Fat (1g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol, 146mg Sodium,
35g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 26g Sugars, 1g Protein

Chef Tip:
Serve dip with apple and/or pear slices or whole grain pretzels.

Dietitian’s Dish Tip(s):
> Skip the oversized caramel or red candy-coated apples! Instead, serve apple slices with a variety of dips and toppings – from kid-friendly candies to better-for-you toppings like this caramel dip, chopped nuts and folate-rich cereals. The apples provide fiber, pectin, quercetin and other health-protective nutrients.