Healthy & Homemade Caramel Apples-FitKim

Healthy & Homemade Caramel Apples

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Healthy & Homemade Caramel Apples-FitKimWith Halloween treats being loaded with fat, sugar and lots of unhealthy ingredients, I love making these homemade caramel apples instead. The cool thing is the caramel is also homemade so you don’t have to worry about a bunch of added sugar. Make plenty, because these will go fast! For more healthy snack ideas, check out Nuts.com!

Healthy & Homemade Caramel Apples
Serves 6
With Halloween treats being loaded with fat, sugar and lots of unhealthy ingredients, I love making these homemade caramel apples instead. The cool thing is the caramel is also homemade so you don’t have to worry about a bunch of added sugar. Make plenty, because these will go fast! For more healthy snack ideas, check out Nuts.com!
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Total Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 Apples
  2. 6 wooden Candy Sticks
  3. 1 cup Maple Syrup
  4. ¼ cup real Butter (grass-fed is recommended)
  5. ½ Tsp. Sea Salt
  6. ½ cup chopped Nuts such as almonds or walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Remove the stems from the apples and place in the refrigerator for several hours. Take out and put a candy stick in each apple.
  2. Have a sheet of parchment paper ready to go or you can use muffin cups to place your apples in when finished. These are the reusable ones I like.
  3. If using nuts, place them in a shallow dish.
  4. Place a saucepan over medium high heat and let it heat up for about a minute.
  5. Add in the maple syrup and allow it to come to a rolling boil (will look bubbly).
  6. Add in the butter and gently move it around to help it melt. Once melted, continuing cooking for about a minute.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the salt. Allow it to cool for a few minutes but keep an eye on it until it thickens up to a caramel consistency.
  8. You can transfer the caramel to a shallow dish or roll the apples right in the saucepan. Do this quickly as the caramel will get harder to work with (just re-heat if needed).
  9. After each apple is rolled in the caramel, you can sprinkle nuts on or roll the apple right in the nut mixture.
  10. Place the caramel apples on parchment paper or put in the muffin cups. They will stay good in the fridge for about a week and I like to let them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before eating. Yum!
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