With no dairy or refined sugar, and no cooking necessary, these awesome little caramel-like candies make for easy-to-prepare healthy Passover sweets. After all, how much Barton's chocolates can you eat? (I'll leave that question unanswered.) Sweet, chewy, and packing just a hint of salty, these faux caramels are rich and delicious, and boast excellent nutritional benefits such as providing a dose of magnesium, iron, copper, and potassium, all which help support a healthy heart. The dates also provide a good amount of vitamin B6, a boost of antioxidants, and hit of dietary fiber to promote digestive health. Time for a date ("caramel") y'all. Enjoy.
Soak dates in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and coat with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Using a food processor, combine dates, almond butter, olive oil, and vanilla. Process until smooth. Spread evenly on bottom of prepared pan and freeze for 1 hour. Slice into 1-inch squares, sprinkle lightly with sea salt, and serve. Enjoy.