Mexican Chocolate Caramel Apples Recipe | Yummly

Mexican Chocolate Caramel Apples

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10Ingredients
75Minutes
630Calories
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Description

Medjool dates are the secret ingredient in this recipe. They’re larger and softer than the common grocery store Deglet Noor variety and have an especially rich flavor. Once the dates are blended with almond milk, vanilla, and a hint of salt, you’ll have a terrific caramel alternative that’s dairy-free. Be sure the apples are rinsed and dried well before coating so the “caramel” will stick. The recipe and photo are Yummly originals created by Ashley Strickland Freeman.

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 pound pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 apples (Crispin, Granny Smith, or your favorite variety)
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds (roasted, salted)
  • 1 cup salted roasted almonds (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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    Directions

    1. Put almond milk, dates, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Process until mixture is very smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the bowl as needed.
    2. Remove stems from apples and insert a cinnamon stick into each apple. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread date mixture all over apples and set them on the lined baking sheet.
    3. Place chocolate in a wide, deep, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave until chocolate is melted, another 30 seconds, stirring until smooth.
    4. Put pumpkin seeds and almonds in a separate bowl. Coat apples in melted chocolate, sprinkle with cinnamon, and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and almonds. Return apples to parchment paper. Let stand until chocolate has set, about 1 hour.
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    NutritionView More

    630Calories
    Sodium3% DV60mg
    Fat37% DV24g
    Protein20% DV10g
    Carbs37% DV110g
    Fiber52% DV13g
    Calories630Calories from Fat220
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat24g37%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium60mg3%
    Potassium1060mg30%
    Protein10g20%
    Calories from Fat220
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate110g37%
    Dietary Fiber13g52%
    Sugars90g180%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C15%
    Calcium10%
    Iron20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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