This caramel apple dip is a great healthy snack that’ll keep you full for hours.
Happy fall! We made it! That means it’s time for apples and pears, oh my! I say we give apples and pears their own spotlight before pumpkin everything takes over. From homemade apple sauce to pear smoothies, there are so many ways to get into the season. This simple caramel apple dip screams fall, while still doing the body some serious good.
How to make caramel apple dip
If you’ve ever wondered how to make caramel apple dip, look no further. Now, this is not the same stuff at the grocery store (that’s pretty much crack). This is a healthier version that’ll still curb that craving and give you something nourishing. I hope you enjoy it!
Kitchen equipment to make this caramel dip
All you need to make this is a food processor. The better your food processor, the creamier your caramel apple dip will turn out. If you have a high speed blender, you could also use that. You will want to double or triple the recipe to make sure there’s enough in it to blend correctly.
Healthy twist with two special ingredients
Most caramel apple dips contain corn syrup and dairy— foods that can cause inflammation and irritability. We’ve left those things outta this recipe and are using foods that are completely plant-based and healing. That means they’re real foods that are minimally processed and contain nutrients.
Dates are an amazing fruit. They are native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Some fresh fruits and their dried counterparts have different names, but a date is a date!
Chances are, you’ve seen a few different varieties of dates. The most common varieties are medjool. Medjool dates are darker, plumper, larger, softer, and gooey in the middle. Others tend to be a little on the drier side. For centuries dates have been used as food and to add sweetness to dishes.
There’s nothing quite like the deep, caramel flavor of dates, especially medjool. If you’ve ever had Sticky Toffee Pudding, you’ll know exactly what I mean! Their unique flavor and sticky texture make them perfect for making vegan caramel sauce.
Cashew butter adds a thick and creamy texture this caramel apple dip. The additional protein that comes from nuts will help curb your appetite and fuel your body. If you don’t have cashew butter (or the price is too high), try using a creamy almond butter or even sunflower butter.
This recipe only uses 5 ingredients. It also has a very long storage life in the fridge, another nice thing about dates.Print