I have my own built-in philosophy which says that ‘healthy food should be yummy’. Meet the Caramel Apple Dip. Enough of the posts about detox and cleansing, let’s get to the tasty stuff. Actually, this is a very guilt free snack, even though it tastes sorta sinful.
I’ve made this dip for years and it will always be a classic in my kitchen. It’s not just delicious; it’s actually good for you. I found a recipe similar to this on a raw forum website years ago, and tweaked and adapted it until it was what I wanted. Because of the tahini paste, this recipe is chock full of calcium, which is something I don’t get enough of. It also gives you some of your healthy fats for the day. This is the perfect after school snack for kids (and grownups!). Makes about 2 cups.
Caramel Apple Dip
- ¾ cup pure tahini paste*
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 8-12 Medjool dates** (this all depends on how sweet you want it)
* You want the kind that just has sesame seeds as its only ingredient
** If your dates have gotten a little hard, just let them sit in a bowl of water for 10 minutes or so until they’ve softened
Directions: Process all the ingredients in your food processor (don’t forget to take the pits out of the dates) and whirl it around a while until it looks like this…
If it’s still not sweet enough just add more maple syrup or dates. If it’s the desired taste, but still too thick, just thin it out with water or almond milk.
Nutritional Info (per tablespoon): Cals: 61, Fat: 3.5g, Carbs: 7.5 g, Sugar: 5.5 g, Protein: 1g
Spoon it out into a bowl and enjoy…it’s as simple as that.
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