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Naturally sweetened with dates to form a gooey caramel perfect for wrapping around apples. A sinfully delicious high-fiber, high-protein treat made with whole foods that won't leave you feeling guilty.
Naturally sweetened with dates to form a gooey caramel perfect for wrapping around apples. A sinfully delicious high-fiber, high-protein treat made with whole foods that won't leave you feeling guilty.—Cara Asalita Schrock
cups packed medjool dates, pitted (about 15 dates)
tablespoons cashew butter (can sub nut-butter of choice)
tablespoons non-dairy milk, I used soy
tablespoon hot water
teaspoon vanilla extract
teaspoon mesquite powder
cups topping of choice such as chopped nuts or shredded coconut
- If your dates feel really dry and stiff, pre-soak them in hot water for 10 minutes to soften.
- Combine the dates, cashew butter, salt, dairy-free milk, water, and vanilla into a food processor and run until smooth. You may need to stop the processor to scrape down the sides.
- Transfer date-caramel mixture to a bowl. You can try to dip and roll around the apples or just spread the caramel on with a knife or rubber spatula.
- Roll the caramel-coated apple into a shallow bowl of chopped nuts and enjoy! Store apples in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Dates