Caramel Apples – Dairy Free
It’s a well known fact that I’m insanely in love with Caramel Apples. Caramel Apples are the worlds perfect food.
Apples – Healthy
Peanuts – Healthy
And a little bit of a caramel for a treat because I deserve it 😆
I knew I needed to make my own dairy free Caramel Apples. The question was how.
Making Caramel Apples – Dairy Free
I love caramel apples SO much that I’m actually an Affy Tapple Affy Army Ambassador, and I frequently work with Nut & Candy Illinois to promote their huge, dairy free caramel apples.
But… I wanted to make my own.
So, I asked Mr. Google how to do it and came up with the same recipe on a multitude of sites.
I tried it five times.
The trial and trial of Making Caramel Apples
The first time I made caramel apples I followed the recipe exactly. Then I did this.
I ended up making batch #2 of the caramel. I adjusted some of the ingredient quantites to give it a little thicker consistency and then waited for it to cool.
It was awesome. The apples looked gorgeous.
Super excited I left them on the kitchen table and went to bed. When I woke up and came downstairs I found this:
The blasted caramel and toppings had fallen all the way to the bottom of the apples!
I kept trying to make the Caramel Apples…
I would not be twarted.
Mind you, I did as the recipes suggested. I boiled some of the apples to get the wax off…
I washed them with veggi wash. I did it all!
Some of the recipes suggested putting the apples in the refrigerator before dipping them. I did that too.
I refrigerated the apples right after dipping them and rolling them. It lasted for a while but if I left them to their own devices… well the same thing happened time after time after time.
The moral of the story is as follows:
These Dairy Free Caramel Apples are delicious! Just eat them immediately after making them otherwise be prepared to squish the caramel and toppings back around the apples if making them in advance.
I’ll keep working on it but as I said before…
THESE DAIRY FREE CARAMEL APPLES ARE DELICIOUS!!!
Just eat them shortly after dipping & rolling.
Here’s the recipe for Caramel Apples – Dairy Free
Here is the recipe for Caramel Apples that I adjusted taking into account everything I learned. You can use whatever toppings you want. I used dry roasted peanuts that I ground into chopped peanuts using my mini food processor, mini chocolate chips and sprinkles.
The sky is the limit.
I’m going to include the nutritional information for the apples with just caramel and not any toppings, taking into account that I used mini apples that came in a big bag from Trader Joes.
I used mini Honey Crisp, Gala & McIntosh and they were all great.
Caramel Apples are one of the worlds most perfect foods with healthy apples & peanuts and a caramel treat! Wonderful for fall, these are topped with peanuts, chocolate chips or sprinkles, they’re a wonderfully comforting indulgence. This version is gluten & dairy free and completely plant based making them all the more perfect.
- 12 mini apples (around 3 pounds), Gala/Honey Crisp/McIntosh/Granny Smith
- 1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Diamond Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup (dairy free) heavy whipping cream
- chopped dry roasted peanuts, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles for coating (optional)
- 12 caramel apple sticks
- Remove the wax from the apples by either boiling them for 2-3 minutes, washing well with veggi wash or dish soap. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP. Place in the refrigerator until ready to dip.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
- In a 3-quart pot, whisk together the sugar and salt. Add the water and stir until completely blended.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or heat-safe spatula until the sugar dissolves completely.
- Simmer until sugar turns a rich amber color, around 7-10 minutes. Watch carefully as the sugar will burn if not monitored.
- Add the heavy whipping cream all at once, being careful as it may splatter, then immediately whisk until completely smooth.
- Continue to cook over medium heat until an instant read thermometer reads 240°F. Immediately remove from heat and allow to cool until the caramel thickens, around 20-30 minutes.
- If using, place the toppings into separate plates or bowls.
- Place the sticks into each of the apples. Carefully dip an apple into the cooled caramel allowing excess caramel to drip off the apple.
- Roll the coated apple into the desired topping. Serve immediately.
You can also use unwaxed apples purchased at a farmers market.
If you’d like to make larger apples you can, you just will get fewer from the recipe.
- Serving Size: 1 small Caramel Apple
- Calories: 198
- Sugar: 37.9 g
- Sodium: 56.1 mg
- Fat: 3.9 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 43.1 g
- Fiber: 3.6 g
- Protein: 0.7 g
- Cholesterol: 11.3 mg
Keywords: Homemade Caramel Apples, Caramel Apples, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Pareve, Meat Free, Plant Based, Vegan, Sukkot, Kosher
Here’s how I made Caramel Apples – Dairy Free on Instagram @koshereveryday
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