How to Make Healthy Vegan Caramel Apples

How to Make Healthy Vegan Caramel Apples

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Is it possible to make healthy vegan caramel that tastes amazing? Rest assured, it is possible and there’s nothing tricky about this favorite fall treat! The Sweet & Simple Caramel Sauce made from dates and coconut milk adds mouth-watering flavor to fresh apples. This is a perfect way to incorporate raw fruit into your otherwise candy-fueled Halloween festivities! Follow the instructions below to make these healthy and cruelty-free caramel apples.

 

Sweet & Simple Caramel Sauce
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound pitted Medjool dates
  2. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  3. 3/4 cup Coconut milk
  4. Pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Remove pits from dates. If dates are dry, rehydrate them in water for ~1 hour.
  2. Add dates, vanilla extract, and coconut milk to a food processor.
  3. Process until the mixture is smooth (approx. 5 minutes). The consistency should similar to creamy peanut butter. It should stick to a spoon and spread easily. If the mixture is too dry, add additional coconut milk, 1 tsp at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved.
Notes
  1. This recipe will make enough to cover ~10 medium sized apples. The coconut milk can be substituted with any non-dairy milk. To give your caramel a festive flavor, try adding 1/8 tsp of pumpkin spice. For salted caramel, add additional sea salt to your liking.
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Caramel Apples
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Ingredients
  1. 10 apples (for this recipe, I used medium sized Granny Smith apples for a tart flavor and gorgeous color, and Gala apples for aย sweet and mild flavor.)
  2. 10 6" lollipop sticks
  3. Toppings of choice
Instructions
  1. Clean the apples and remove any stickers or labels.
  2. Remove the stems byย using a paring knife to make a small cut at the base of the stem. Make sure your fingers are safe and out of the way! Give the stem a twist, and it should pull right out.
  3. Insert lollipop sticks where the stem was removed. Push the stick into the apple until it is almost all the way through.
  4. One at a time, use a spoon to cover the apple with the prepared caramel sauce.
  5. Press the topping onto the apple until it is covered.
  6. Place apple on a solid surface, and repeat until all apples are complete.
Notes
  1. I chose to use chocolate chips, coconut chips, and chopped peanuts to cover my apples. There are endless options including: sliced almonds, crushed cookies, granola, vegan marshmallows... use your imagination!
World of Vegan http://www.worldofvegan.com/
 Have a happy and healthy vegan Halloween!

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