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healthy dark chocolate caramels

Healthy Dark Chocolate Pecan Caramels (Gluten-free + Dairy-free)

Elizabeth Finch
Chewy dates stuffed with pecans and covered in dark chocolate and sea salt -- you're going to love this healthier treat that tastes completely indulgent.
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 70 kcal


  • 6 medjool dates, halved lengthways and pits removed
  • 12 raw pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, 70% cacao or higher
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Sea salt for sprinkling on top, optional


  • Place the medjool dates, open side up, on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Place one raw pecan half inside each date half. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly so that it doesn't burn. Heat just until they both begin to melt and combine well. Remove from the heat.
  • Cover each stuffed date half with about a teaspoon of the melted dark chocolate mixture. If desired, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top of each date.
  • Place the baking sheet with dates in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the chocolate is set up well.
  • Store the dates covered in the refrigerator for about a week, or in the freezer for longer.


Serving: 1pieceCalories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 0.6gFat: 3.5gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 9.7g
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