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Salted Date Caramel Sauce

Serves 4


    Are you ready for a sweet, healthy treat that will make your taste buds dance? Introducing our delicious salted date caramel sauce. Made with all-natural ingredients, this caramel sauce is perfect for drizzling over ice cream, dipping apple slices into, or adding a fun twist to your favourite treats. The best part? Dates are packed with fibre and nutrients that are great for growing kids. So, let’s get cooking and whip up a batch of this scrumptious caramel sauce!


    Fun fact

    Did you know that a date tree can produce upward of 10,000 dates in one harvest?


    Salted Date Caramel Sauce


      • 3 Medjool dates, pits removed
      • 2/3 cup (160 mL) water
      • 1 tsp (5 mL) butter
      • Pinch of salt (optional)


      Per serving:

      • calories98
      • protein1 g
      • total fat1 g
        • sat. fat1 g
      • carbohydrates23 g
        • sugars19 g
        • fibre2 g
      • sodium69 mg



      In small saucepan over medium heat, add dates and water. Bring to a low boil and cook until dates have softened and are starting to break apart, 5 to 10 minutes. Add butter and salt (if using). Pour into blender and purée until smooth. Store in heatproof jar, let cool, then store in fridge for up to a week.


      Serve with sliced fruit, ice cream, yogurt, or even on your oatmeal in the morning.



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