RecipeCaramel Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 90
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 4.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 14 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 12 g
    • Natural Sugar: 4 g
    • Added Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 40 mg

This luxurious sauce is incredibly addictive. And it’s super versatile: Use it as a dipper for fresh fruit slices (apples, bananas and whatever else you love), add it to frozen yogurt or drizzle it over popcorn to create DIY caramel popcorn. I’m able to cut back on sugar thanks to the naturally sweet dates. It’s a tasty treat that keeps on giving!

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This recipe makes about ¾ cup (12 servings)

• ½ cup dates, halved and packed down (~14 large)
• ½ cup maple syrup
• ¼ cup grapeseed oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• ½ teaspoon maple extract or maple natural flavor
• ¼ teaspoon kosher salt


In a small bowl, add dates; cover with boiling water. Allow dates to soften for at least 15 minutes; drain (this makes for easier pureeing).

Add remaining ingredients to a high-powered blender. Add softened, drained dates and blend until everything is smooth and well-combined, ~2 minutes, stopping after first minute to loosen any stuck date pieces.

NOTE: Swirl sauce around with a spoon to look for any pit fragments. Be sure to remove as they can hurt teeth.

To firm and thicken sauce, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Store leftover sauce in the fridge in a sealed container. Note it will thicken up in the fridge; if you’d like to thin out the consistency, simply microwave for about 15 seconds and stir before serving.

A serving is 1 tablespoon.

Try my Caramel Popcorn.