Maple Caramel Apples

Raw Vegan Caramel Apple Recipe

Growing up in New England, apple season has always been a yummy time of year. After a few years in Florida, I had been longing for fresh, crisp, local apples like you wouldn't believe.

Last fall in Portland was a treat--the apples there are luscious! I wasn't sure what to expect in Santa Cruz, but luckily the apples here rock! The local organic farms have plenty of varieties to choose from including my favorite--McIntosh!

Today, Adam and I grabbed something new (the name escapes me) as they were looking too fresh to pass up. Even though they are perfect on their own, I was feeling the need to create this afternoon and a spark of inspiration came in the form of caramel apples. Oh my goodness, these are amazing! Yes, as good as they look! Enjoy!!!

Maple Caramel Apples
makes 4

For the Maple Caramel

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • generous pinch of Himalayan salt
For the crunchy coating For the Apples
  • 4 apples
  • 4 chopsticks

Maple Caramel

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until very smooth. Pour into a bowl. Refrigerate for 3 hours to thicken. Place the chopsticks through the center of the apples. Dip the apples in the caramel and roll around to coat.

Crunchy Coating

Mix ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour onto a plate. Roll the caramel coated apples to coat evenly. Place on a plate and serve. Can be stored in the refrigerator. If you have any leftover caramel and coating, mix them together and freeze for candy!


  • Much better than the typical holloween apples! Lookin forward to trying them! We might like them even BETTER! Thank you! hugs

    Shawndra Higgins

  • It’s my pleasure, Shari! Enjoy!


  • Yummy thanks always looking for healthy alternatives for my children


  • As always, Natalia…. AMAZING! Making me want maple syrup (and doing an anti candida cleanse so I can’t have it, boo!) This is on my list to make when I am rid of the beast though – looks amazing,,,, especially with the nibs!


  • Awww, sweet! :)


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