Date “Caramel” Candy Apples – A Healthy Twist on Caramel Apples

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Making a healthier twist and the standard “caramel”/candy apple. This date mix can be used as a lower fat dip for apples (instead of a peanut butter) or as a coating to make candy apples like I did!

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2 cups dates, pitted and mashed
3/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp raw sugar (or coconut sugar)

1. In a microwave safe container, the pitted dates should be microwaved for 40 seconds with 1/4 cup water to soften and help make mashing easier.

2. In vitamix (or blender) add the mashed dates, maple syrup, vanilla, and raw sugar.
Add in the almond milk slowly as you blend.

3. Coat on apples and roll in your favourite toppings. OR just dip your apples 🙂
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Apple Chips

This has been my best creation yet with the new dehydrator. I sliced gala apples and put them in the dehydrator for 12 hours to make apple chips. Then I melted dark chocolate (75% cacao) and drizzled them. Let it dry and voila!… The most delicious chocolate drizzle apple chips.