feeling the first whispers of Fall? That can only mean Halloween costumes, a certain GGA Founder’s Birthday, and fabulous boots… oh, and of course Vegan Caramel Apples! Allison Rivers Samson of Allison’s Gourmet, an organic, vegan bakery & confectionery boutique (yep, you can order online!) spills her recipe just in time for a serious craving.
Some of my fondest childhood memories are of the elaborate Halloween Parties my mom used to plan for me. As an adult, I’ve moved from bobbing for apples to making delicious Caramel Apples using our Vegan Vanilla Caramels. Of course, you can dip anything you want in this luscious sauce, but Caramel Apples are an especially fun and sticky way to celebrate fall and would be a welcome addition to your own Halloween party.
My favorite apples to bathe in gooey caramel are the illustrious Honeycrisp Apples from Washington State. If you’re not lucky enough to find these, crisp Fuji apples will do just fine.
What to use . . .
6 crisp apples, washed and dried
9 ounces individually wrapped vegan caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons coconut milk
. . . and How
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Remove the stem from each apple and firmly press a popsicle stick into each top. Place apples bottom side down onto the lined baking sheet.
3. Heat a heavy saucepan over low. Add caramels and coconut milk. Stir regularly. Once the caramels have completely melted, allow to cool for 3 minutes. Then, holding the popsicle stick, roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. Place apples bottom side down onto the prepared sheet pan to set.