One of my favorite things about fall in apples and at the top of that list is caramel apples! One day craving a caramel apple but wanting something a little healthier I threw together these Superfood Caramel Apple Bites. Not only did they cure my craving but I felt satisfied and I got a dose of superfoods! You can top yours with anything you want (nuts, dried fruits, seeds) but I like goji berries and some nuts I have been snacking on a lot lately Maca Maple Superfood+ Cashews. I played around with pepitas (pumpkin seeds), dried cranberries, peanuts, cinnamon almonds, and some other toppings but kept coming back to this combo.
What would you top your Caramel Apple Bites with?
Superfood Caramel Apple Bites
Makes 2 servings
1 large apple
1/4c chopped nuts (used Navitas Naturals Maca Maple Superfood+ Cashews)
2-3 TBSP goji berries
1/4-1/3c caramel (used the Easy Caramel Sauce recipe below)
Slice apple into 8 slices and remove core. Top each slice with caramel, goji berries, and chopped nuts. Enjoy!
Easy Caramel Sauce
3 TBSP almond butter (used Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter and omitted vanilla and salt)
3 TBSP pure maple syrup or raw agave
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of sea salt, optional
Mix ingredients together until smooth.
Lucuma Caramel Sauce
3/4 c raw cashew butter or raw almond butter (made with cashew butter, this version without lucuma made with almond butter)
1/3- 1/2 c raw agave (if you like things less sweet start with 1/3 cup)*
2 TBSP lucuma powder (Navitas Naturals)
1 TBSP pure vanilla
pinch of sea salt
4-7 TBSP warm water, or more if needed to make smooth*
*If using almond butter use the full 1/2 cup of agave.
Starting with 3 tablespoons of water and 1/3 cup of agave if you don’t like things too sweet, blend everything together in a Vitamix or high-speed blender until smooth. Test for sweetness and add more if desired. Once desired sweetness is achieved add more water if needed to make it smooth. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks, it will thicken as it get cold so remove from refrigerator before using to warm up.