Skip to main content

4 Ingredient Caramel Oatmeal Cookies


I started my 30 day trial of Prime Pantry and I ordered dates so of course I had to make caramel. These aren't the decadent medjool dates from Trader Joe's but the smaller California dates that are perfect for raw desserts. I'm trying a new thing this year-buying everything I need to eat from the farmers market and buying staples like rice and beans on Amazon. That way most of my money is spent on greens, potatoes, tomatoes and fruit from local, organic farms. Plus it's just too hot sometimes to lug bags from the grocery store in the sweltering heat!


This caramel came out awesome because I used more dates than almond butter. Usually I use too much almond butter so the caramel is more runny but this time I only used a little and I also soaked the dates. It was such a delicious version of caramel and these cookies were easy and ended up decadent. Once you get the caramel recipe down, you can make caramel for anything and just add the other ingredients like melted chocolate and an oat crust. I didn't have chocolate so the caramel is the big hit with these cookies.

Crust
3/4 cups of quick cook oats
1/4 cup of almond butter
1/2 cup of dates
A few splashes of non dairy milk

Caramel
1 cup of dates, soaked
1/4 cup of almond butter


Make the crust first. Put everything in your food processor except the milk and process. Add a few splashes of milk to form the crust and once it's sticky, it's done. Press the crust into square bar molds; I filled 6 molds with crust.

Make the caramel now. Put the ingredients in your food processor and process until it's a dark brown super sticky caramel. Add more almond butter if you need it. Put the caramel on top of 3 of the bars. This recipe will make alot of caramel so load up the bars with caramel. Put the remaining crusts on top of the caramel and freeze the bars.

I froze the bars for a few hours then put them in the fridge...of course I ate a few in between transferring from the freezer to the fridge. These make 3 big oatmeal cookies that can easily be cut into 6 smaller cookies.

Popular posts from this blog

Chewy Energy Bars (no added sugar, vegan, gluten-free)

Energy bars with lot of fiber, minimal sugar and high protein are a great snack. I grab and just go and I feel full for the time that I'm out and about and I need to get things done. I love a few brands of energy bars but I also love making my own-it's easy to choose what ingredients go in them and you can make a bunch and freeze These particular bars are without sugar by default since I ran out of maple syrup. They are still so delish!


Three Ingredient Fudgy Brownies

These brownies did not come out of my brain as they are not my recipe. I found the recipe on instagram under @lilsipper. Her account is so so cool; she makes very cool, delicious looking food, mostly desserts, using very interesting ingredients and ingredients you would not think to use. For instance, this recipe is just fruit and cocoa powder and it makes the most delicious brownies. So, if you are on instagram or Facebook, follow @lilsipper. Her Facebook is @lmLilSipper.

Peanut Butter Vanilla Oat Milk Smoothie

I love trying new plant-based milks even though I usually buy West Soy unsweetened soy milk. I go for milks that have the least amount of ingredients and are organic. West Soy unsweetened plain soy milk is organic soybeans and water. Beautiful. If I don't buy milk, I make it myself, either almond or oat milk. Yesterday I bought oat milk and it is DELICIOUS!