It’s that time of the year to gather around bonfires and gnaw on toffee apples, but it’s hard to do so without thinking about all that refined sugar! Luckily we’ve found the perfect solution (thanks to Emily von Euw of www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com) – a raw vegan caramel apple! A little something you can rustle up with the family before huddling round the bonfire and watching fireworks shoot up into the night sky.
CRAZY Raw Caramel Apples: makes 2, but you can effortlessly make more
2 Apples on skewers (try to get organic!)
1/4 cup dates
2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
Cinnamon & salt, to taste
Water, as needed
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts
2-3 Tbsp cacao
2-3 Tbsp agave/honey/maple syrup
2-3 Tbsp nut butter
3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
Blend the dates with the coconut oil, cinnamon, salt and water to get a smooth, thick consistency. You can add more sweetener if necessary before covering the apples completely with the “caramel”. When there is no more apple left to cover, roll them in the chopped nuts so they stick.
Then mix the cacao, sweetener of choice, nut butter and coconut oil until smooth. Drizzle it all over the apples and VOILA! Om nom nom.