This is a simple delicious treat using only a handful of ingredients. Dates make incredible "caramel". They get soaked just to soften, and then blitzed with a bit of vanilla, a splash of plant milk and a pinch of salt. Then you just mix the date mixture with toasted pecans, portion it into irregular shaped clusters, chill, then dip into melted chocolate. Then finally a sprinkle of sea salt before the chocolate hardens. I can't decide if I like these better straight from the freezer or room temp. Both ways are good. The date caramel stays soft even in the freezer, a tasty contrast from the hard chocolate. Either way, salty caramel bites with pecans and chocolate is an addictive situation.
I'll definitely be switching up the nuts in these. How about adding some dried fruit? I used 1 cup of pecans in the recipe, next time I might try increasing it to 1 1/2 cups, but they were delicious as is.
Yield: 16 clusters (depending on size)
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