Sweet Treats Part 1: Caramel-y Apple Dip (Vegan)

We had a party last weekend with 30 lovely guests, many gored pumpkins and a bunch of rambunctious kids.  And what went fastest?  Apple slices.  I know, who would have thought?  Granted, they were my favorites, fresh from the Farmer’s Market, and some was due to parental nudging in that direction, but a bunch was voluntary, too.

But it was the dip that really sealed the deal.  Rich caramel flavor…and completely vegan and sugar free.  You know you want some…

2/3 cup reduced fat coconut milk
1 1/3 cup coconut sugar
Pinch salt
½ tsp stevia concentrate (optional, but more caramel-like)
1 generous TBSP macadamia butter

Boil and reduce coconut milk and sugar for approx 15 min over med/low heat.  Add in other ingredients and aggressively whisk.  It will thicken as it cools for perfect dipping consistency.

I’m delighted to submit this to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays over at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free. Actually, I think it’s super indulgent, but it’s also sugar and gluten-free, and much better for your blood sugar than typical caramel. Head on over and see all the entries!

I’ve also gone the not-so-original route and added to Ricki’s GF Healthier Holiday Roundup.  I will be more original next time…

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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9 Responses to Sweet Treats Part 1: Caramel-y Apple Dip (Vegan)

  1. angie says:

    thanks for sharing this recipe we love apples and caramel dip but love the fact that it can be gluten free

  2. I can’t believe you can get a rich, creamy caramel dip with those ingredients. I have got to try it just to see if it really works. Sounds like your party was a success. Hope you are getting some rest after all that baking.

  3. Angie,
    deliciously gluten free!

    I was pleasantly delighted–it exceeded my expectations.

  4. Ricki says:

    Sounds delicious, and hey–it’s definitely a healthier option for the holidays! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for submitting to the GF Holiday roundup! 🙂

  5. alta says:

    Wow, looks great! I could definitely go for this, and I bet the kids could too.

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  8. Andrea Smith says:

    Thank you for the instructions, but i wish there were images of the finished product to go along with it too! Looking at the finished product makes me want to work more! Yum

    Andrea of beach chairs

  9. Simon says:

    I’ve read that coconut milk is good for you. The saturated fat in coconut milk is mostly lauric acid, which was found to have positive effects on the cardiovascular system. This recipe is healthy and makes a great alternative to surgery treats, and I bet it’s delicious.

    Simon from Fit Healthy Living

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