Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Caramel Chews
Category:   Dessert - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian
1 c walnuts- chopped
1/2 c grain sweetened chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
6 T brown rice syrup
Directions:   1. Line 2-3 cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix your walnuts and chocolate chips. Using a regular dinner-style teaspoon or tablespoon, shovel spoonfuls of the mixture onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, allowing some space between each cluster in case your syrup spreads a bit.

2. Now place your brown rice syrup in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and allow to simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. Allow syrup to cool for about 2 minutes. Using a regular dinner-style teaspoon, spoon small amounts of syrup over your clusters, being sure to give even coverage. Remember that whatever part of the cluster doesn't touch the syrup, will not stick in the chew when it's cooled. So try to cover as much as possible with that one teaspoon of syrup.

3. Place cookie sheet into the fridge and cool for 1 hour. If you want to leave them flat as they are now, use a spatula to transfer each cluster on to a small piece of plastic wrap and wrap well. If you want to create small balls, simply set the cookie sheet back out on the counter and allow to warm until it's pliable. Shape with your fingers, and wrap each cluster in plastic wrap. Best stored in the freezer if you are making ahead of time. Otherwise, store them in the fridge if they will be eaten within a few days.