Raw Caramel Apples


Thank you to those who have been asking about my whereabouts in the past 3 days. You know me so well to know that something must have been up for me to not be around during MoFo/and my HAL*RAW*WEEN theme. The truth is that I poorly prepared for my niece’s visit from this weekend until today. Not sure what I was thinking (apparently I wasn’t) but I’m back, friends. Thank you again for the concern–oh boy, do I just heart you!

And to show you my appreciation, I made you some Raw Caramel Apples. Sans poison, I swear  {I’m eating one right now just to prove that they are safe}.

My goodness, they are *coughing* delicious. Caramel apples *choke* are my absolute favorite for Hallowe.. *gurgle* *splat*

And I’m dead.

Just kidding.

Raw Caramel Apples Recipe

{Raw Vegan} Gluten, egg, dairy, and refined sugar-free

Makes 2 apples


  • 2 small apples
  • Date Caramel Sauce (recipe below)
  • Raw Chocolate Recipe (1/2 batch)
  • 1/3 c. chopped nuts
  • 2 lollipop sticks

Date Caramel Sauce

  • 5 dates, depitted and chopped
  • 1 Tb water
  • 1 Tb coconut oil
  • 1 heaping tsp nut butter of choice (helps to spread onto the apple)
  • 1 tsp agave
  1. In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients until completely smooth. Will take about 5 minutes total. If you are having difficulties blending, simply add more water by the teaspoon full until it smoothes out.


  1. Gently remove the core from the apple with a knife. Insert stick into apple.
  2. Using a knife, cover the apples evenly with the caramel date sauce.
  3. Roll around in chopped nuts.
  4. Drizzle with raw chocolate.
  5. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes until the apples set.

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  1. i tried this recipe last night and sadly i was super disappointed with it. first of all, i knew i wanted to cover 2 bigger apples so i doubled the recipe, but even with it being doubled, it didn’t even reach/cover the bottom blades of my ninja blender. So no matter how many times i stopped the blender and tried to move all the ingredients around the blades it just failed repeatedly. i could have added like…..1/4 cup water to help the ingredients reach the blades better but then it would have just been too watery. so i added 1/4 cup caramel topping i already had in my fridge. it still turned out tasting fine, but i was bummed that i had to use the caramel i already had on hand. just wanted let anyone else know you may need to triple the recipe if you want it to work out in your blender.

  2. Finding this website was fortuitous! My youngest daughter (who is 28) is a vegan who is incorporating more raw foods into her diet, since she was diagnosed with diabetes a few months ago. I wanted to get her something special for Xmas, like the cookies and things I make for everybody else in the family. The apples look wonderful and I can’t wait to make them!

  3. Can you get any more fabulous!!!! I Love this idea – your vegan MoFo has been SO much fun to read – you should do up a halloween zine!

  4. Chris Ullman says:

    Any way of finding out the nutritional value on this & any of the other recipes ? My teenage son has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes & I have to carb count like a mad woman now :)

  5. I wondered what happened. Dang poisoned apples. must make these this afternoon sans the gurgle. splat.

  6. I used to love caramel apples until I had a pretty unfortunate situation involving a caramel apple and braces, which turned me off of them completely. The more I look at these guys (I keep scrolling up and looking at them), the more I feel that old temptation coming back. Gorgeous photos too, Cara! :-)

  7. I love the idea of an all-raw caramel apple! So fresh and crisp and amazing. Using dates and nut butter to make raw caramel is genius!

  8. veggieterrain says:

    Oh. My. Gawd. Those apples look all kinds of amazing…

    Must wipe mouth now. 😉

  9. coldandsleepy2 says:

    I’m relieved that you are okay. I thought maybe you went back to that Halloween superstore and got lost among all the cobwebs and stuff.

    Also, I was thinking about date caramel earlier today and am so happy to see your version!

  10. Yum! Yum! Yum! Wow! These look so very delicious! I have to try these out for Halloween!

  11. I really should make these for the hubs. I’ve always been a fan of those caramel apples dipped in chocolate, then nuts. I may be unfeeling but I wasn’t the least bit worried about you. I just figured you’d gone on a 3 day jaunt with your latest paramour. Although I suppose your niece might count too as being one of the big loves of your life. :-)

  12. Oh wow I LOVE these! What a cool idea :)

  13. yummmmmmm

  14. welcome back.. stuff gets in the way.. luckily we have these adorable treats!

  15. My husband has been asking for vegan caramel apples repeatedly over the past few months. I just told him about your post, so he’s pretty excited.

  16. these are both gorgeous and delicious looking! i love all of the chopped nuts decorating them, so pretty!!

  17. Carmel apples!!! I remember these well, although I haven’t had one since I was a kid. I recently had raw caramel and it was amazing. I hope you had a nice visit with your niece.

  18. I love how nut-covered these are. Totally my style.

  19. OK, so the first time I read this, I was sitting at my boy’s swimming lesson being a dutiful Mom, naturally, and checking e-mail on my phone. It is not a smart phone which would have allowed me to see your beautiful pictures, it’s just an old regular flip phone that barely works indoors. So I’m sitting there reading about your niece and being glad you’re not under a bus somewhere and then I got to the coughing bit and I start to snicker and then there’s the gurgling part and I got a little louder and then I got to “Splat! And I’m dead.” and I laughed so loud the Grandpa next to me got up and moved. So there you go. You’ve alienated me from the elderly population of the boy’s swim lessons. Also, these look delicious.

  20. Your Biggest Fan! says:

    These apples make me drool! Yumm :-)
    Which niece?

  21. We have same brain today!

  22. Glad to hear you’re doing alright (and are still alive after that apple!). These are pure genius… I hate to say it, but I read the title and immediately jumped down to the recipe… raw caramel = amazing! Will definitely have to try it. :)

  23. Trick or treat. There you are!! Glad to see you have risen, thought you might have had some poisonous coconut oil or something. or maybe ran your self through a dehydrater. or maybe had some publicity stunt gone awry.
    You made up for your absense with these deadly pippins.


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