Paleo Jersey caramels are gluten and dairy free and vegan. They easy to make perfect when you need a quick snack.

Paleo jersey caramels - gluten and dairy free and vegan.

Paleo Jersey Caramels

Starting my first bubba on solids was a big moment for me. I mean it’s a bit moment for any parent but for me, recovering super fussy eater, it was a very steep learning curve.

I knew that I only wanted to feed this little human the very best food that would nourish his little body and not cause it any harm.

Made from scratch not processed in a factory was the only food he was going to get.

Paleo Jersey Caramels - gluten and dairy free and vegan.

I was bursting with excitement at the thought of being able to cook for him.

We started out with the basics of pureed fruit and vege but it’s the big things I was really looking forward to and something that I thought we could venture on together as we both tried new foods.

Sugar was not something I wanted to introduce to his diet at all at least not in the refined, processed variety.

I used to be a MEGA sweet tooth and if you’d offered me something sweetened with dates like Paleo Jersey caramels, I would have turned my nose up at you.

These days, after years of adapting my taste buds, a bit of processed sugar is often enough to give me a headache.

Even for someone with a super sweet tooth though, these paleo jersey caramels will hit the spot.

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They’re incredibly easy to make and no rolling involved like making bliss balls (although if you ever want to skip the rolling, use this hack for 30 second bliss balls).

Dates are the key ingredient and are definitely one of my shopping list staples now for refined-sugar-free cooking and baking.

They are so versatile and so healthy.

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The one thing they’re not good in are photo shoots.

I took a few snaps and then decided they look like poop.

What do you think?

Maybe they just didn’t go with the pink.

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I made up a batch of these and kept them in the fridge for easy quick snacking.

They also made a great after dinner treat with a cup of tea.

They literally took me 10 minutes to make and were worth every second.

They would also work really well rolled into balls too which would make good lunch box treats for little people or the young at heart.

I think next time I might add a little cacao because everyone knows chocolate and coconut go well together right?

What about you? What’s your favourite quick healthy snack?

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Paleo Jersey caramels

Paleo Jersey caramels

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 12 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until fine.
  2. Line the base and sides of a loaf tin and press the mixture in, smoothing it out with a spoon.
  3. Refrigerate for at least two hours to set and then cut into squares.
  4. Store in the fridge.

 

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