Vegan Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints
The Almond Eater
For the "cookie":
or unsweetened cocoa powder
9 oz pitted dates
Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original
organic maple syrup
For the date caramel:
Place all cookie ingredients into a food processor and pulse--it may take up to a minute for everything to come together depending on the strength of your food processor.
Once everything is mixed, spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray and distribute cookie mixture evenly.
Use a spatula to smooth mixture, removing any lumps, and then place in freezer for 10 minutes or so, allowing them to hold shape.
For the date caramel: combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth*
Remove muffin tin from freezer and, using your thumb, create a hole in the center of each thumbprint.
Place caramel in the center of each thumbprint.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
*Be sure to use WARM water