Now that fall is officially here it’s time for some ooey gooey caramel apples! Packaged caramel apples from the grocery store are made with perfectly healthy apples, but they’re coated with corn syrup, artificial flavors, artificial colors, and other food additives. This SuperSwap is sweet and sticky from the natural sugars in dates. The almond butter and chopped almonds balance the natural sugars with healthy fat and protein. I loooove the sourness of green Granny Smith apples the best with this sweet sauce.
15 minutes • Servings: 4 Print Recipe
- 6 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup almost-boiling water
- 1 tablespoon natural almond butter
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 green apple, cored and quartered
- 4 tablespoons chopped almonds
In a food processor, combine the dates, hot water, almond butter, and sea salt and blend until totally smooth. For each serving, plate 2 tablespoons of the caramel, a quarter of the apple, and 1 tablespoon of the chopped almonds.
One more thing... An apple a day: Apples are linked to all sorts of benefits like heart and lung health and blood sugar control. Some research even suggests that apples may help promote the growth of healthy digestive bacteria linked to weight control.
Nutritional Facts for Natural Caramel Dip
1/4 recipe yield
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* Daily Value % based on a 2000 calorie diet.