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Caramel Apple Dip

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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

  1. ¾ cup pure tahini paste*
  2. ½ cup pure maple syrup
  3. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  4. 1 tbsp almond butter
  5. 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

Apple Dip Ingredients

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…

Dip Texture

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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Category: Dairy Free, Dips & Sauces, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 20 comments »

20 Responses to “Caramel Apple Dip”

  1. Angela

    Wow this is so unique! Looks awesome :)

  2. Rachel

    How interesting! I’ll definitely try this out, I’m intrigued! I’ll let you know how it is :)

  3. Charissa

    Thanks Angela!
    Hope you enjoy it Rachel! It’s one of my favourite snacks!

  4. natalie (the sweets life)

    I’ve never seen an apple dip like this before–love it!

  5. Nadia

    This caramel dip looks delicious!
    Just my husband is not a big tahini fan, I will try without it, hope it works :)

  6. Charissa

    Nadia, I actually do not like tahini either…it’s just too bitter tasting to me. But in this recipe, it’s completely disguised and I love it! Tell me how your revised recipe works…I like new variations.

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  8. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    Ooh, this looks really good :D

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  11. Rachel

    Wow looks amazing. I’m going to try this tonight!!

    I just made an amazing vegan recipe too!

    I just started to blog so check it out!


  12. Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook

    I LOVE apples. This looks so good. Can I come over so you can make this? :)

  13. Charissa

    Haha, Chris… it looks good cuz it is. (such vain honesty, lol)

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  15. mona

    super YUM!!!!! (and healthy) thanks for sharing! i didn’t have almond butter on hand so i used peanut butter instead…

  16. StoriesAndSweetPotatoes

    Omg you’re a genius. I would never come up with these things.

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  20. Annie

    Oh boy! This stuff is sooo amazing!!!

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