For these delish Vegan caramel apples, I decided to give you a couple of Vegan caramel recipes. The first one tastes like cussing caramel. “The snozzberries, taste like snozzberries.” (Willy Wonka) But honestly I have been on a low sugar diet for a long time so when I was taste testing minuscule amounts I had a hard-core sugar high. I didn’t go to sleep til 4 a.m. and would have been more than willing to participate in some Par Core activities if I knew how. The other is less sweet, but still super yummy!
All the recipes will require a food processor. Hopefully, you have one handy. If you have a Vita-Mix or any hardcore blender that has a food processor option, I’m sure it would work as well. None of the recipes require any cooking. You will need skewers if you want apples on a stick.
(covers a couple of small apples – I used Pippin apples from the garden – or use as a snacking dip for 2-3 servings)
6 Raw Dates
3 TBSP Raw Agave
1/4 -1/2 TSP more of sea salt or Pink Himalayan
Peel dates (only if you wish, it can be time-consuming, but taking the time to do it will result in a much creamier, smooth texture) and ¼ them. Then, add dates and agave to the processor. Following with salt, start with 1/8 TSP. Add more or less salt to your taste. I realized the more salt I used, the more it would taste like real caramel. I used almost ½ TSP, but I’m a salt-aholic.
Turn on the processor to PULSE then, to medium until super smooth. It should turn into a caramel color. Try the caramel and see if you need to add more salt. If you do add more, just blend it in for a couple of seconds.
Next, wash apples well. Try to find apples with a flat bottom. Stab the apples with skewers from the top; I would try to go down as far as possible without poking through.
Set aside a piece of wax paper and place it on a cutting board. This is your prep once you put caramel on your apples.
Depending how big your apples and the processor is I would leave the caramel in the processor. Take an apple and turn it by the stick, twirling the caramel around the apple. Think of when you were a kid at the carnival watching them make cotton candy. If it looks ugly that’s ok you can smooth it with a butter knife, just get some caramel on them. If your processor is small you can paint the caramel on with a knife or spatula.
Place apples on wax and let them set for at least 4 hours. I let them set overnight, but 4 is plenty. If you plan on using them as a dipping sauce, you can use it right away.
(makes a little more than ½ a cup)
1/4 cup of Cashews
3 TBSP Raw Agave
1/8 TSP Sea Salt
This combo is the same instructions except you want to add the dates after you’ve processed the cashews. Then, you can add dates to the mix and process until smooth.
This caramel will not be as sweet as real caramel, but still, very sweet. You can add more agave if you want it to be smoother and/or sweeter.
Both of these caramels have a magical combination. You are always receiving information from the foods you eat. These caramels with apples give you a joyful awakening to receiving more intuitive clarity. If you are someone who has been eating high vibration foods (whole foods, a more plant based diet) for a while, this mix will hit you with a download of something that you may be needing to let go of to reach another level of transformation.
Dates are a very high vibration superfood that are ancient. They are very dense in minerals, fats, amino acids and have many medicinal qualities. Agave is a lower glycemic sugar. Cashews help ease moderate depression.
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