Salted Caramel Pecan Bites

Monday, March 31, 2014 Alanna Figueira 1 Comments



I don't even know where I came up with this recipe.  I make a salted caramel mocha creamer http://planksloveandguacamole.blogspot.com/2014/03/paleo-coffee-creamers.html recipe and sometimes I just dip stuff in the caramel.  I love this caramel; it's chewy and hard and awesome.  These little bites are like a vanilla cookie on the bottom, a chewy caramel in the middle mixed with pecans.  They're crunchy and chewy at the same time.  Love them.  The caramel is really easy to make and it's the same caramel from my creamers and samoas,http://planksloveandguacamole.blogspot.com/2014/03/no-bake-samoa-bites.html just with some arrowroot added to thicken and harden it.  These would be great with a layer of chocolate on the bottom and some drizzled on top, but I really like them just like this best.  Let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

Bottom (cookie)
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup butter, melted 
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Top (caramel and pecan)
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk (just the solid fat on top of the can)
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp arrowroot 
1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp pecans

Directions:

1.  Line a mini muffin tin with 12 papers, or take out a silicone mini muffin mold. Spray the papers or mold.

2.  Prepare your cookie bottom layer.  Melt the butter on low.  Add the melted butter, and the rest of the middle cookie ingredients to a small bowl and mix to combine.  It will be wet but will harden.  

3.  Spread the cookie dough on the bottom of each muffin cup.  Use your fingers to spread it out in evenly in each bite. 

4.  Prepare your caramel sauce.  Heat a pan on medium.  Add the coconut milk, honey, butter, sea salt and vanilla to a pan and bring to a boil, stirring often.  Let it boil while constantly stirring for 5 mins until it thickens just a little bit.  

5.  Pour caramel sauce into a small bowl.  Add arrowroot, mix to combine.  Add the 1/3 cup of pecans, reserving 2 Tbsp.  Mix to combine.  

6.  Layer the caramel/pecan mixture on top.  

7.  Take the reserved 2 Tbsp pecans and arrange o the tops of each bite. 

8.  Refrigerate to set for at least 1 hour.  Enjoy! x 

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