Healthy Halloween” with Medjool Caramel Apples

 Yields: 6 caramel apples 


  • 16 Medjool Dates – Cut in half, remove pits and then dice
  • 4 tablespoons soy or almond milk
  • 4 tablespoons Miyoko’s or other coconut/cashew butter  
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons non-alcoholic vanilla flavoring
  • A variety of local apples (good choices include granny smith, gala, honey-crisp or yellow-delicious)
  • Caramel or candy apple skewer sticks

Optional ingredients to roll or coat apples with:

  • Dark chocolate chips 
  • Coconut flakes
  • Goji berries
  • Ground almonds
  • Sprinkelz organic confetti toppings


  • Measure out ingredients listed above.
  • Melt butter in a small pan. If using chocolate, melt it now in a small sauté pan on low heat or use a double boiler. 
  • While butter is melting, add prepared ingredients above (except for apples) into a food processor. Add melted butter and blend.
    • To blend: pulse to break down the date pieces and then blend on high until mixture is thin and creamy. It should look like caramel.
  • Insert skewer stick into each apple
  • When caramel mixture is ready, use a spatula to coat a thin layer of caramel on each apple.  Roll in peanuts or pecans, coconut, or granola and/or drizzle with chocolate or coat with chocolate and sprinkles. 

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