Take a classic fall treat, slice it up and deconstruct it and you have healthy caramel apple slices; a great after-school option for the kids. Made with my raw caramel sauce I created three years ago, chop up an apple, sprinkle it with chopped nuts, and a drizzle of melted nondairy chocolate, and you have the same satisfaction of a caramel apple but with a healthy and all-natural twist.
I personally prefer the tartness of the green apple but you can use any apple of your liking, really. The sweetness of the dates pairs perfectly with the crispness of the apple, the crunch of the chopped almonds and the chocolate just has a way of bringing everything together. Now this is a fun Fall treat that you can feel good about and indulge in!
- 4 apples, horizontally sliced into 5 pieces and cored
- 1 c. chopped nuts or seeds of choice
- 1/4 c. melted nondairy chocolate
- nondairy chocolate chips
For the Caramel Sauce:
- 6 large Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in boiling water for 20 min.
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup or agave
- 1 Tbsp. nondairy milk
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, refined
- 1 heaping tsp. nut butter of choice
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- Drain the dates from the water and place all the ingredients for the date caramel sauce into a high speed blender or small food processor and blend until completely smooth. If you need to add more nondairy milk to make more smooth, add a teaspoon at a time.
- Slather each apple slice with caramel and dip into chopped nuts and nondairy chocolate chips. Drizzle with the melted chocolate and enjoy!
Refrigerated the uneaten caramel apple slices. Will stay fresh for 24 hours chilled.
- Serving Size: 2 Caramel Apple Slices
- Calories: 159
- Sugar: 15g
- Sodium: 6mg
- Fat: 7.8g
- Carbohydrates: 20g
- Fiber: 3.6g
- Protein: 2.8g
Get to celebrating the beginning of the fall season with this classic. Just know that with this healthy caramel apple slices recipe you can feel good about eating dessert and that your kids are eating good-for-you ingredients!
Oh and did I mention that this comes without the hassle of using a candy thermometer and creating your own dairy free caramel? Want a recipe similar to that? Try this one!