In case you love caramel apples however you do not love all of the sugar, you’re going to love these Gourmand Wholesome Sugar free Vegan Caramel Apples. They usually’re not simply sugar free, they’re simple and allergy-friendly and made with entire meals components you doubtless have in your pantry, with a low-carb possibility.  What’s to not love?

Chocolate caramel apple on plate

These Wholesome Caramel Apples are coated in a sugar free caramel sauce, adopted by a chocolate coating and a “peanutty” topping to make a really gourmand deal with, however you possibly can have a great deal of enjoyable with different toppings as effectively.

I really like discovering methods to make wholesome treats for my household to get pleasure from. It is so good to have more healthy choices accessible for infrequent (or typically on a regular basis) indulgences or for particular events and effectively, for gifting too! 

When you may make a wholesome deal with like this in your youngsters, they will not really feel ignored when others are having fun with their sugar (and allergen) crammed treats.

Are Caramel Apples Unhealthy?

Caramel apples have been at all times a favourite of mine, however not one which I obtained to have usually. Even when I did not get to eat them, I’d drool over these gourmand apples with the entire delectable toppings.

However alas–so a lot sugar! (and a lot different stuff too)

Sugar is not the very best factor in your physique and add into it the opposite issues in conventional caramel apples (to not point out the toppings which might be on these gourmand variations) and also you’re effectively, let’s simply say that there are more healthy methods to do it.

Apples are loaded with every kind of fine diet together with flavanoids, fiber, and extra, typical caramel apples are dipped in retailer purchased caramels that are loaded with sugar, corn syrup, and synthetic taste, to not point out soy lecithin. Not my concept of wholesome.

Whereas they’re scrumptious, now you possibly can have a complete meals possibility that is equally scrumptious you can really feel good serving to my household and associates (and consuming your self in fact!)

Caramel Apples 12 months Spherical

These delectable apples are in fact related to fall, however they’re nice to have all 12 months spherical. They’re a fantastic addition to your Halloween celebration, however you would even have them for Easter…and why not present them at Christmas too?

I imply really–these are so wholesome, you possibly can have them daily. And so particular, they’re nice for any big day!

Nice for Children and Adults

So caramel and chocolate are merely the very best mixture, however meals on a stick is enjoyable for each youngsters and adults. And when it is vegan caramel with out refined sugar, it would not get a lot better than that.

Vegan and Sugar-free Caramel

Many vegan caramels on the market are made with coconut milk. That is nice in case you are allergic to dairy, however the taste does have some coconut style to it, which this one doesn’t have.

I really like this candy, sticky, creamy sauce, and assume you’ll too.

How you can Make These Gourmand Caramel Apples

Place all components in a medium saucepan. Convey to a boil over medium warmth. Scale back warmth to medium and boil for five minutes, stirring always. Take away from warmth and permit to chill barely. (Pictures 1 & 2)

Line slicing board or cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. Push a stick by way of the highest stem of the apples (Photograph 3)

Dip the apples into the caramel sauce, then place them on the paper. Place in fridge to set (Photograph 4)

In a double boiler, over low warmth, mix chocolate chips and oil (Photograph 6)

Soften over low warmth. Dip apples in chocolate coating (Photograph 7 & 8)

Place apples again in fridge to set whilst you make the “peanut topping.”

Roughly chop sunflower seeds and place in a skillet. Add sweetener and oil and saute till sweetener is caramelized. (Photograph 10)

Take away from warmth and stir in coconut flour (Photograph 11)

Take away apples from fridge. Coat apples with “peanut topping.” (Photograph 12)

Place apples on tray and let set earlier than wrapping or serving (Pictures 13 & 14)

Topping Choices

There are such a lot of choices for issues to prime or sprinkle on the caramel apples.

How about:

  • plain chopped nuts or seeds
  • crumbled up cookies (these Pumpkin Snickerdoodles)
  • chocolate chips (these Home made Chocolate Chips would work nice in common or mini measurement)
  • mini chocolate candies (wholesome ones in fact!)
  • wholesome sprinkles (I hope to have a recipe for these quickly!)
  • toasted coconut
homemade chocolate caramel apples on cookie tray

Extra Wholesome Treats

In case you love wholesome treats as a lot as we do, listed here are another nice choices to strive:

– Home made “Almond Pleasure” Bars
–  Almond Butter Cups
– Home made Marshmallows – sugar-free possibility
– Silky Clean Bean Fudge

Recipe Notes and Substitutions

  • For Clean Caramel: Although you doubtless will not have an issue with this, you possibly can add a pinch of cream of tartar to the caramel to assist preserve it easy.
  • Sweetener Choices: As a substitute of the maple syrup, you would strive 1/2 cup of a low-carb sweetener like an erythritol / monk mix plus 1/8 teaspoon stevia extract works for a low-carb possibility, including in 1/4 cup water. You possibly can additionally strive xylitol as a substitute of coconut sugar. I have not tried all of those however they need to work. Honey can be utilized as effectively.
  • Seed Butter Alternate options: As a substitute of the sunflower seed butter, you would use actually any form of nut or seed butter. Almond and cashew butter can be really scrumptious. In case you aren’t avoiding peanuts, peanut butter can be nice as effectively. 
  • Chocolate Chip Alternate options: As a substitute of shopping for chocolate chips, you may make these Home made Chocolate Chips as a substitute. They’re so good! Carob Chips would work effectively too.
  • Caramel Pears: Pears can be a fantastic various to the apples, offered they are not too ripe because the sticks will not keep in very ripe pears.
homemade chocolate caramel apples on cookie tray

Particular Weight loss plan Info

  • This recipe is of course vegan and gluten-free
  • To make the recipe decrease carb, use low carb sweeteners and low-carb chocolate chips.
  • To make the recipe AIP, you would need to strive utilizing coconut butter as a substitute of the sunflower seed butter. I do not assume this could work effectively, however it’s value making an attempt. You’ll additionally want to make use of carob chips as a substitute of chocolate.
  • If you’re on the Trim Wholesome Mama plan, this can be a crossover snack / deal with
caramel apple with bite taken out of it on plate


These caramel apples ought to final within the fridge for at the very least as much as 3 days. Alternatively, you possibly can preserve them on the counter (offered it is fairly cool and dry in your house) for about 24 hours. 

homemade chocolate caramel apples on cookie tray

Sugar free Vegan Caramel Apples with Nut free “Peanut” Topping

Thes Wholesome Vegan Caramel Apples are the right wholesome snack for fall or anytime. They’re dairy and sugar-free, plus they’ve a nut free “peanut” topping in order that they’re allergy-friendly too!


Course: Dessert, Snack

Delicacies: AIP, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo, THM:S, Vegan

Key phrase: vegan caramel apples

Servings: 6 apples

Energy: 634kcal


  • 6 apples
  • 6 popsicle sticks


Caramel Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan, mix all components.

  • Convey to a boil over medium excessive warmth.

  • Scale back warmth to medium and boil for five minutes, stirring always with a spoon or whisk, and watching rigorously to keep away from burning.

  • Take away from warmth (pour right into a bowl for dipping if desired).

  • Enable the sauce to chill barely. If the sauce is simply too sizzling and skinny, it can run proper off the apples; whether it is to chill and thick it wont have a pleasant easy look. I like to recommend letting it cool for about 2 minutes (you possibly can simply heat it again up, or add a splash of water to get the sauce to the fitting thickness).

  • Whereas the apples are cooling, line a slicing board or cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.

  • Push a stick straight by way of the highest stem of the apples

  • Dip the apple into the caramel sauce and place them on the paper. Place them within the fridge to set whilst you make the chocolate coating.

Chocolate Coating

  • In a double boiler, over low warmth, mix chocolate chips and oil and soften to a easy and glossy consistency, usually stirring with a spoon or whisk.

  • Take away the caramel apples from the fridge and dip them into the chocolate combination.

  • Place them again into the fridge to set briefly whilst you make the *peanut topping*.

“Peanut” Topping

  • Roughly chop the sunflower seeds and place them on a skillet.

  • Add the coconut sugar and oil and saute over medium warmth for a couple of minutes till the sugar will get a bit melty and caramelized.

  • Take away from warmth and stir within the coconut flour.

  • Take away the apples from the fridge. Press the nice and cozy *peanut* topping (or different desired toppings) across the backside and facet of your chocolate apples utilizing your fingers, or put the toppings in your hand and cup your arms across the apples to press the toppings on.

  • Let set or chill to set earlier than wrapping or serving.

  • If wrapping, retailer wrapped in a plastic deal with bag, wax or parchment paper. 


Energy: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 8g | Fats: 29g | Saturated Fats: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 3mg | Web Carbs: 88g

Dietary info is offered as a courtesy and is merely an approximation. Non-compulsory components aren’t included and when there’s another, the first ingredient is usually used. We can’t assure the accuracy of the dietary info given for any recipe on this website. Erythritol carbs aren’t included in carb counts since they’ve been proven to not affect blood sugar. Web carbs are the overall carbs minus fiber.

Would not these apples make a fantastic simple snack or present? Consider the entire nice topping prospects!

Notice: This put up was initially printed April 5, 2012. It was since republished with fully new content material and new images. Following is an authentic picture for reference. The recipe was created by Danielle of Recent for 5, an allergy-friendly website that’s sadly not on-line.

Healthy Caramel Apples



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