Made with just 4 simple ingredients, this healthier date caramel apple dip is the perfect fall dessert. Get the recipe now!
Now, while I love caramel apples, I hate biting into them. Besides being painful if the caramel is too hard, it gets all over your face and the ratio of caramel is far from consistent.
Instead, you end up with a bunch of bites at the beginning that are mostly caramel and apple skin, then by the time you actually get to the apple, all the caramel is gone.
No. The best way is to ask for your apple sliced. This way you get optimal caramel-to-apple ratio in every bite.
Which brings us to this healthier date caramel apple dip.
This healthy date caramel dip is a deliciously creamy treat, perfect for kids or the inner kid in all of us! All you need is a blender and a handful of whole ingredients.
Ever since making this date fudge frosting, I’ve had my mind on a recipe featuring date caramel.
Not only is date caramel healthier than regular caramel, but it’s also super easy to make.
All you need are dates, water, a little milk, peanut butter (optional) and salt — and the apples of course.
Yes peanut butter. Just trust me.
I don’t know about you, but growing up my mom would buy this caramel apple dip that tasted like it had peanut butter in it.
While I’m not even sure how often she bought it, to this day I still crave that dip — just without all the high fructose corn syrup and other additives.
Besides being healthier, this dip genuinely tastes even better! So creamy, smooth, and sweet without being sickly sweet.
Originally this recipe was just for the caramel apple slices, but I ended up loving the taste (and convenience) of the peanut butter dip version so much that I made a last minute switch.
However, I did try making the dipped slices and they were really, really good! Just a little more work.
As in slicing the apples, dipping slices into the dip, and then cooling in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
One tip if you do want to make caramel apple slices is to leave out the peanut butter.
Not only will the taste be closer to a traditional caramel apple, but it’ll also be slightly thinner and set faster on the apple.
Now, there are a few tricks to getting smooth rather than chunky, date caramel:
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