Hello weekend! Even in the dead of summer vacation there is still something about Fridays, it’s honestly the best feeling to get to the end of a work week or weekdays and have the promise of a full weekend on the horizon.
I have to say I’ve enjoyed my summer schedule which mostly consisted of Pilates and walking Finley, but there is something to be said about a work schedule and being able to depend on that consistency.
I found myself busier than ever this week with appointments, meeting friends, and working on a multitude of projects. Whenever I get busy or I know I have a packed schedule, I try to keep things on hand that are easy to grab or put together for meals and snacks.
Since I was doing a lot of hours at the Pilates studio and teaching classes doesn’t allow a lot of time for sit down meals, I was looking for things that were bite size and satiating.
Enter MSF Salted Caramel Bites. They are as every bit decadent and satisfying as they sound. Every bite is caramel-y goodness and the perfect chewy texture. If you have 5 minutes, you have time to throw these together and pack them for a day at the beach, a day full of running errands, or a treat in the middle of a workday.
The best part is they are gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and have zero added sugar (only natural sugar from dates). So plug in your food processor and get to snacking.
MSF Salted Caramel Bites
1 c raw cashews
¾ c pitted dates
pinch of Himalayan pink salt
½ tsp pure vanilla extract (I used bourbon vanilla for mine)
In food processor, combine all ingredients until one ball of dough forms. Can add pink of water at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Roll into balls and place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Enjoy! Store in airtight container for up to one week.
I am off to prep the dough for tonight’s grilled pizza Friday! We used fresh local figs, goat cheese and pistachios on last week’s and I must say it came out AMAZING. What are your plans for the weekend? I hope you get to go out and enjoy the weather and breathe in that summer air 🙂