I really think your going to thoroughly enjoy this creation, my friends. Seriously, if apple pie walked into a bar, met a caramel apple, fell in love, these bars would be their babies. Yep, that’s my best analogy of the day, except these babies are a million times easier and way healthier than either of the latter apple treats.
So if you like easy, delicious, high protein treats, without any added sugar you’ve come to the right place.
The base for these bars is really similar in texture to a thick chewy caramel. I’m curious if I could somehow maguiver it around a whole apple and stick a twig in it for paleo friendly caramel apples. This invention just might have to happen.
Yesterday I went for a long drive to the neighbouring village to visit some friends. There’s a dead zone where no radio stations work and I drove in sweet stillness enjoying a crisp fresh apple. Grateful for the moment of quiet and peace with the solitary sounds of a crunching orchestra of sweet and refreshing delight. I don’t know about you, but this is the time of year where I start craving fresh fruit, dreaming of plump berries freshly picked, and sweet juicy peaches. Apples will have to do for now, as none of those luscious fruits are any good out of season. Groundhog says 6 more weeks of winter, we’re almost there, before you know it this blogs pages will be brimming with juicy fruits and vibrant greens!
Until then, enjoy the delightful sweetness of an apple enveloped in this caramel goodness, yum.
- ¾ C date paste or pitted medjool dates
- ¾ C almond butter, raw or roasted
- ¼ C coconut oil, melted
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- 1 apple, sliced
- In a blender or food processor, add date paste, almond butter, coconut oil, cinnamon and sea salt. Blend until smooth.
- Line a square pyrex dish or something similar with parchment paper and press the mixture into the dish.
- Top with sliced apples and allow at least an hour to set in the fridge before cutting into slices and serving.