Gourmet Chocolate Caramel Apple Recipe (sugar and dairy free)
This Healthy Caramel Apple Recipe is the perfect healthy snack for fall or anytime. They're dairy & sugar-free!
In a medium pot combine all ingredients.
Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
Reduce heat to medium and boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly and watching carefully to avoid burning.
Remove from heat (pour into a bowl for dipping if desired).
Allow the sauce to cool slightly. There is a knack for getting the sauce to the right consistency; if it is too hot and thin, it will run right off the apples, if it is to cool and thick it wont have a nice smooth appearance. I let it cool for about 2 minutes (you can easily warm it back up, or add a splash of water to get the sauce to the right thickness).
Line a cutting board or baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
Take 6 apples (we used organic Gala) and push a stick through the top stem.
Dip them into the caramel and place them on the non stick surface. Place them in the fridge to set while you make the chocolate coating.
In a double boiler, over low heat, combine chocolate chips and oil and melt to a smooth and shiny consistency.
Remove the caramel apples from the fridge and dip them into the chocolate.
Place them back into the fridge to set briefly while you make the *peanut topping*.
Roughly chop the sunflower seeds and place them on a skillet.
Add the coconut sugar and oil and saute over medium heat for a few minutes until the sugar gets a bit melty and caramelized.
Remove from heat and stir in the coconut flour.
Remove the apples from the fridge. Cupping your hands, press the warm *peanut* topping around the bottom and side of your chocolate apples.
Store wrapped in a plastic treat bag, wax or parchment paper. Decorate with pipe cleaner ears, googley eyes, pom-pom nose and tail for holiday treats.