I love, love, love caramel so I was excited when I came across the idea of a healthy version of salted caramel squares.  Caramel by itself is completely amazing, but the addition of chocolate and sea salt takes it over the top. I just can’t get enough of these little gems!  The dates add natural sweetness so there’s no processed sugar.  They are super easy to make too – just combine the sunflower seeds and dates, add some chocolate and you’re set! The hard part is waiting for them to set.  Doesn’t the waiting just kill you?  But it’s totally worth it! After they are all set, just cut and enjoy!

Simple No Bake Salted Caramels

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups unsalted roasted sunflower seeds
2 cups Medjool dates (about 16), pitted
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
3/4 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

Place the sunflower seeds in the blender and add the dates a few at a time.
Blend until a thick dough forms and add sea salt.
Press the mixture into an 8-by-8 inch pan.
Place the pan in the freezer for about 30 minutes to allow to set.
Melt the chocolate chips and pour over the top of caramels, smoothing the top with a spoon.
Sprinkle the top with sea salt and refrigerate for an additional 20 minutes to harden the chocolate.
Cut into squares and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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