Easy Vegan Caramel Eggs with magical, refined sugar free insides. Yes, it's caramel, yes it's yummy, but it's actually made from dates! So if you are watching your refined sugar intake you can have your cake egg and eat it....
PREP TIME: 25minutes
TOTAL TIME: 25minutes
1¼ cup (210grams)chocolate chips, or the same weight of chocolate from a bar
1 cup (175grams)medjool dates *, measured after pitting (about 10 large dates)
2tablespoonsnut butter or sesame seed butter, cashew butter yields the most neutral taste, but almond butter, peanut butter or tahini all work well too
¼ - ½teaspoonsalt, add to tatse. for a salted caramel flavour ½ teaspoon is good
around 8tablespoonsplant milk , (canned coconut milk gives the richest flavour)
Add the dates, nut butter, vanilla and salt to a blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth, while gradually adding the coconut milk to aid in the blending. Use a little as you can get away with because you need to keep it quite thick.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
Spoon some chocolate into each mold and spread it around and up the sides with the back of a teaspoon. Make sure it's not too thin as the egg 'shells' need to be pretty sturdy. Leave the remaining chocolate in it's bowl, sat on top of the simmering water to keep it melted.
Once all the molds are filled, place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper, then put in the freezer to set. It will only take around 5 minutes.
Remove from the freezer once set and add a dollop of caramel to each chocolate shell and level off the top. A palette knife, the back of a long knife or a dough scraper is good for this.
Then put a layer of melted chocolate over the top of them all and pop back in the freezer.
They are ready to eat as soon as they are set and can be stored in the freezer for a few weeks. *The dates need to be soft and sticky and not really dry and tough. If they are are pretty dried out, soak them in warm water for 10 - 15 minutes before draining and using. if you do not have a high powered blender I would recommend doing this even if your dates are quite soft as it will make things easier for your blender.