As Halloween is mere days away, you’ve probably past sweets and treats of all colours in the supermarket and lamented the fact you can’t touch the vast majority of them. But just because you can’t gorge on non-vegan yummies doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy something sweet!
I absolutely love these apples and the caramel (which is SUPER easy to make) makes it even tastier than if it was just a chocolate covered apple. I added some crushed pistachios as well for extra flavour (I love me some pistachios!) but you could add desiccated coconut, chopped assorted nuts, white chocolate – whatever you fancy!
- 2 apples
- 1 large bar of dark chocolate
- Crushed Pistachios
- 4 wooden skewers
- Baking paper
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tbsp vanilla essence
Chop the sides of the apples in thick slices so that the core slice in the middle can be discarded. You should be left with 4 slices.
Melt the dark chocolate by putting it in a glass bowl over boiling water.
Skewer the slices gently, taking are not to split the apple in two.
Dip the skewered apples in the melted chocolate and use a spoon or pastry brush to cover the parts of the apple still visible.
Lay the apples on a baking sheet (so that it’s easy to peel off without chocolate breaking away from the apple) and sprinkle over the crushed pistachio.
Add the maple syrup, almond butter and coconut oil with the vanilla essence over a medium heat and whisk (I used a mini whisk) until combined. Once the mixture looks smooth, take it off the heat and continue stirring until it thickens and lightens.
Drizzle the caramel over the apples and refrigerate for an hour before eating. Enjoy!
Optional: You can also add a little sea salt to make salted caramel apples or instead of drizzling the caramel, you can double the amount and dip it so that there’s more caramel on the apple.