Ending on a sweet note: Raw Caramel Apples

October 30th, 2009 · Lisa · gluten-free, raw, Recipes, Snacks, sugar-free, vegan mofo · Comments

This is it, my final Vegan MofoIII post. It has been a fantastic month of food. I have really enjoyed reading the blogs of other participants.

This month has been an excellent challenge for me. It has encouraged me to post a lot more often and even when I’m tired. Knowing that I needed to post something also pushed me to be a bit more creative in the kitchen.

Take this morning for example. I knew I had to post something fun for the last day of the mofo but since I’m leaving for Orlando tomorrow, my fridge is pretty bare. But I was able to find what I needed to craft a fun fall treat: raw caramel apples.
I had a couple of apples left in the crisper and found the rest of the ingredients in my pantry.
To make the caramel (more than enough for one large apple) I combined:
6 dates
1 heaping tsp cashew butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp water
in my food processor. I pulsed and scraped until a smooth paste was achieved. I then spread it all over this JonaGold apple (I stuck a fork in the centre to make it easier to maneuver). Then I added some cashew bits, raisins and unsweetened shredded coconut.
I happened to have some raw chocolate that I melted and drizzled on top. This is definitely an optional step but it makes this apple a very special treat.

Happy Halloween, Happy Vegan MoFo and Happy World Vegan Day (November 1st). I’ll be back next week.

6 Comments

  1. Posted October 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    YUM!

  2. Posted October 31, 2009 at 7:32 am

    What a great idea! Whould be awesome for kids.

  3. Posted October 31, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Wow, Lisa, that looks delicous! So creative of you!!

  4. Posted November 2, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    That is seriously awesome, I didn't think this was a treat that could really be made raw!

  5. Posted November 11, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I hope some of you have given this treat a try at home-it is so easy and so satisfying!

  6. Posted September 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Just made it, lovely treat!

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