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Vegan Caramel Apples

These healthy caramel apples are made with a date caramel that's totally vegan and delicious. It's a lot of fun to mix up the toppings too!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, apple
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Farah Abumaizar

Ingredients

For the date caramel apples:

  • 14 oz date paste (or pitted mejdool or soft dates) 400 g
  • 1/4 cup dairy free milk of choice, I used coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • 6-8 large apples like honey crisp or granny smith, or two tubes of small apples like Rockit (What I used)

For the toppings, a big handful of any of the following:

  • chopped nuts (like walnuts, toasted almonds, pecans etc)
  • chocolate chips (vegan if needed)
  • sweetened shredded coconut
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Combine the date paste, milk, vanilla, and sea salt in a high powered blender or food processor, mixing until smooth and creamy, it'll probably take a few minutes. Place this caramel into a bowl.
  • Meanwhile line a baking tray with parchment paper, and push skewers or twigs into the center of each apple top.
  • Roll the apples into the date caramel until thoroughly coated, or if you find it easier, use a butter knife to spread the caramel evenly all over the apples.
  • Roll the date caramel covered apple into the topping of your choice, they should stick thoroughly to the caramel. It's fun to mix it up! Place finished apples onto the parchment paper lined tray. You can eat them immediately, or store in the fridge for up to a week.

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Notes

You can use any type of dairy free milk (or if you aren't vegan, you can use regular milk too). If you feel like caramel is too thick, add a splash more milk.
Be creative with toppings, you can do a lot of different things. Think oreo crumbs, rice krispies, anything that would taste good with apples.
 
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal