Baked Sweet Potato Chips with Creamy Date Caramel Dip
 
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Recipe from Snackable: 25 Sweet, Savory & Sippable Dairy-Free Recipes, a FREE electronic cookbook. Download it instantly here: Snackable eBook
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Serves: 3 to 4 Servings + 2 cups dip
Ingredients
Sweet Potato Chips
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, orange- or purple-fleshed, or a mixture of both
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • Optional seasonings, see below
Creamy Date Caramel Dip
Instructions
For the Sweet Potato Chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 375ºF and arrange the racks so that they're all more or less centered. Line two or three baking sheets with silpats or pieces of parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Thoroughly scrub the potatoes but don't peel them. The peel contains most of the fiber which makes this snack so satisfying, not to mention additional nutrients such as potassium, iron, and folate, just for starters. Use a mandoline to slice them as thinly and evenly as possible; 1-mm is ideal. You can also use a very sharp knife, but it's much more difficult to keep the slices consistent.
  3. Arrange the potato slices on your baking sheets in one even layer. Brush them lightly with the olive oil and then sprinkle them evenly with salt and your additional seasonings, if using. Bake no more than two sheets at once to ensure more uniform cooking across all the chips.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping once around the 15-minute mark, until the edges are crisp and golden brown.
For the Creamy Date Caramel Dip
  1. Pour hot water over the dates, just to cover, and let soak for about 30 minutes. This will soften dates a bit and help them blend more smoothly.
  2. Drain the dates but save the soaking water. Toss them into your blender along with all of the remaining ingredients. Puree, pausing to scrape down the sides of the container as needed, and slowly drizzle in ¼ cup of the reserved soaking liquid. Continue blending until the mixture is perfectly smooth, adding in another tablespoon or two of the leftover water if needed.
  3. Best if served chilled! Store the dip an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Notes
Choose your own flavor adventure! Try any of the following seasoning mixtures to spice things up a bit...

Simple Cinnamon Sugar: 1 Tablespooon Granulated Sugar + ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
Gingerbread: 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar + ½ Teaspoon Ground Ginger + ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon + ⅛ Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
Citrus Sunshine: 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar + 1 Teaspoon Orange Zest + 1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
Sweet & Spicy: 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar + ¼ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper + ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/baked-sweet-potato-chips-date-caramel-dip