Vegan - Vegetarian - Gluten Free - Dairy Free - Paleo - Oil Free - No Added Sugar - No Added Salt
Yes! Here it is! The recipe I am most proud of out of my three Halloween themed recipes this year. It's my healthy caramel or toffee apple recipe. And yes, it is totally possible to make something as unhealthy as toffee into a nutritious treat that you don't have to feel one bit guilty about. And in fact, it is so super easy as well, you would not believe it. I gaurentee you that it's harder to throw together a real, unhealthy toffee recipe. This is just one of those recipes where I even surprise myself. I surprise myself with the fact that the ingredients I put together actually worked to make a caramel-like consistency and taste, but also, the fact that this recipe was just so damn good. Every now and again, as a blogger, you come up with a recipe that even blows yourself away. And this is definitely one of those recipe for me. You all have to try this right now! You will not regret it, trust me.
The one ingredient that you might not have but definitely need for this recipe, is coconut sugar. The granulated texture of the sugar is required but also, the dark, caramel taste it brings to the toffee, similar to that of brown sugar or muscavado sugar. You can buy coconut sugar in any health food shop or any health food store online. I got mine in Holland and Barrett. But I know you can get it on online stores such as Body First Nutrition too. It's pricey enough, but such a worth while investment, as you can replace any granulated sweetener in a recipe with it and it delivers so much more nutrionally than any other sugar or sweetener available on the market, even including healthy liquid sweeteners.
Halloween Healthy Caramel Apple
1 sweet apple (I used Pink Lady)
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1 tablespoon honey
- Wash the apple under cold water and pat dry with a piece of kitchen paper, to ensure it is clean and place it onto a serving plate.
- Measure out one tablespoon of coconut sugar and place into a small, microwave save bowl.
- Measure out the honey and drizzle this all over the coconut sugar in the bowl.
- Place the mixture into the microwave and heat on high for 40 seconds.
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the sugar and honey together really well until completely smooth and combined.
- Pour the caramel over the apple. Even though the mixture looks very thin, it will cling to the apple very well and firm up quite quickly.
- Allow the caramel to set and cool for around 5 minutes before devouring.
- Happy Halloween!
I'l leave you with a few pictures of the Halloween decorations I put up in my room this year. Yes, I put up Halloween decorations. I love the time of year that much! It's on the same level as Christmas for me.