Healthy Caramel Apples

Gourmet Chocolate Caramel Apple Recipe (sugar and dairy free)

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo, THM, Vegan
This Healthy Caramel Apple Recipe is the perfect healthy snack for fall or anytime. They're dairy & sugar-free!
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Ingredients

Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Coating

"Peanut Topping"

Instructions

Caramel Sauce

  • 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.

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*.

"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.