DARK CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA CARAMEL RUM CLUSTERS ;)

22 Dec

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All I have to say is this recipe is the best thing I have ever made! Except you have a nut allergy, these will be enjoyed by everyone I promise! They have been a hit so far with my close friends, amazing co-workers, and my manager! I have a sweet tooth, and no matter how hard I try to fight it, it never goes away, so why bother? We are totally sympatico πŸ˜€ Although this recipe is made with clean ingredients, it is slightly higher in calories (about 470 calories per serving), so I would recommend you save these babies for your cheat day.

Recipe:

1/2 cup raw almond-hazelnut butter(or regular raw almond butter)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or syrup sweetener of choice (or 1/4 cup if you want it less sweet, but i prefer 1/2 cup because it evens out the flavors, just don’t over indulge in them)
1 cup raw macadamia nuts
1 tbsp organic pure vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp pure organic rum extract (or 1tsp depending on how strong you want the rum flavor)
Pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup semi sweet enjoy lifes chocolate chips.

Combine butter and syrup in saucepan over low heat until caramel consistency forms, then add nuts and remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) into mixture until well incorporated.
Use small scoop and scoop out mixture on parchment paper and place in the freezer for 15 mins. When ready, melt coconut oil over low heat and slowly incorporate chocolate chips until melted (make sure heat is low because you don’t want it to get mushy).
Paste mixture on top of caramel clusters and place in the freezer for a couple hours. Enjoy when ready!
You don’t want to leave them out of the freezer for too long because they melt quickly and get messy, unless they are being devoured on the spot lol!
Also, if you can’t find rum extract you can use peppermint extract or just stick with the vanilla :p

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