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Paleo Caramel Apples

These sweet dairy free and Paleo Caramel Apples are the ultimate Fall treat that’ll take you right back to your childhood!

Paleo Caramel Apples

I still remember my first caramel apple because it wasn’t until I was in middle school when I tried it. Growing up in a Korean household, caramel apples were a foreign concept that I couldn’t even dream of. When I took a bite into one during an annual carnival in our town, my taste buds were pleasantly surprised at this delicious sweet treat.

Since then, I’ve had it a handful of times but definitely not in the recent years after going gluten and dairy free. Plus, caramel apples aren’t really something you come by often, unless you are at a fair or an amusement park. The ones you can buy at these places are usually milk based and contain corn syrup, so they are a no-no for someone like me. That’s why i was so excited about making these Paleo Caramel Apples, which are much healthier and easier on the digestion, without missing out on the flavors!

Paleo Caramel Apples

When you make this recipe, I highly recommend you make your life easier by following this method: Once you make the thick and sticky caramel sauce, transfer it to a small bowl just narrow enough to fit the apples. This makes the coating process much more effortless without having to tilt the apples too much.

If you like a bit of a crunch factor, you can dip the apples in your favorite nuts, coconut flakes, or even chocolate chips after coating them with the caramel sauce. I dipped mine in chopped toasted walnuts and I loved this combo.

I hope you try these Paleo Caramel Apples because you are going to love them, especially if you are an apple dessert lover!

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Paleo Caramel Apples

Paleo Caramel Apples

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Jean Choi
These sweet dairy free and Paleo Caramel Apples are the ultimate Fall treat that'll take you right back to your childhood!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line a large plate or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Skewer the apples with popsicle sticks and if using, prepare a bowl of chopped toasted nuts or coconut flakes, if using.

  3. Combine coconut milk, coconut sugar, honey, cinnamon, and salt in a small saucepan, and heat over medium high heat.
  4. Let the mixture come to boil for 2 minutes, while whisking constantly.
  5. Turn down the heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. The mixture should reduce and thicken.
  6. Take off heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  7. Let sit at room temperature for 10-15 until the caramel sauce thickens further. I like to transfer my sauce to a small bowl narrow enough to just fit the apples for easier dipping while cooling.
  8. Dip the apples in caramel sauce, then into the bowl of chopped toasted nuts or coconut flakes, if using.

  9. Place the apples on the parchment paper. Transfer into the refrigerator for 1 hour or longer to cool completely.

  10. Enjoy!

 

Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles (Paleo, Vegan)

These sweet and creamy Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles are paleo and vegan, and they are a delicious and healthy treat on a hot summer day!

Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles

It’s almost 4th of July, and I’m relishing in the fact that it falls on a Tuesday. It feels like an extra-long weekend, although Monday is a work day for many people. From what I’ve been hearing, most people are working from home or taking Monday off, so It feels like an extra-indulgent mid-week break!

While I usually don’t post recipes on weekends, I wanted to get these super summery and scrumptious Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles to you before you start the celebration with BBQs and fireworks. I just love the combination of berries and cream, and even better when it’s in popsicle form!

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I love that these mixed berry popsicles are festive as well, with their red, white, and blue hues. I used strawberries and blueberries, but you can use any other types of berries as well, like raspberries or blackberries. Either way, you have to try them because this is such an easy recipe and it’s so dang yummy.

What fun plans do you have for 4th of July? I think we might head to the beach to watch the fireworks and try out some food trucks. Of course, I will enjoy this yummy cold treat as well since they’ll be calling my name from the freezer. While I’m not a sweets-lover, I can definitely enjoy 1 or 2 coconut mixed berry popsicles, when it’s over 80 degrees out!

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Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles

Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 popsicles
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

Equipment

  • Popsicle mold

Instructions

  1. In a high powered blender, blend coconut milk, coconut sugar, shredded coconut, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  2. Place chopped strawberries in the popsicle mold, dividing them evenly.
  3. Pour coconut milk mixture over the strawberries so it fills up 2/3 of the popsicle mold. You should have some coconut milk mixture left over. Set aside.
  4. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Once partially frozen, push down the popsicle sticks into the middle of the mold until they stick through the frozen layer so they stay in place.
  6. Place blueberries in the mold on top of the coconut milk layer, pushing some down to the middle of the mold
  7. Pour the rest of the coconut milk mixture over the blueberries to the top of the mold.
  8. Freeze the whole thing for at least 4 hours.
  9. When ready to eat, run the mold under warm water to remove the popsicles.
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Coconut Mixed Berry Popsicles (Paleo, Dairy Free, Vegan)