My favorite time of the year is here, Halloween! Being born in October, I have had an obsessional love for Halloween since I was 5! I would pull out the Halloween box in August and run around at the end of summer wearing my Halloween costume. Outside of the States, Halloween is still quite a new holiday that is only slowly catching on. Usually when I start to talk about Halloween, it is answered with the question, “When is Halloween?” You can see I am alone with trying to celebrate it. But I have started to make my own Halloween and this year I started celebrating with a Pumpkin Carving Party! It was very interesting explaining how to carve a pumpkin to my German guests. At one point the Americans were sitting on the floor carving and the German’s stood together talking about soccer! But with a bit of cinnamon apple cider and The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Specials playing in the background everyone got their hands in their pumpkin. And they all turned out pretty spooky including the Obama one!
To kick start my favorite holiday of the year I created these Raw Caramel Apples. They were so simple and delicious! I could not believe how similar they tasted to caramel!
Raw Caramel Apples
- 1 c Soft Dates such as Majool, at room temperature
- 1/2 c Almond Milk
- 1/2 tsp Maca Powder (optional, for flavor)
- Pinch Vanilla Powder
- Pinch Celtic Sea Salt
Blend all the ingredients in a blender until completely smooth. Scape down the sides of the blender and rock the blender to help the thick caramel blend completely.
For 4 Caramel Apples, stab each apple with a stick. Empty the caramel in a shallow bowl and rotate each apple in the caramel. Use a butter knife to smooth over the surface of each apple. Pat each caramel apple with crushed pecans if desired.
For Caramel Apple Slices, empty the caramel and crushed pecans into separate bowls for dipping. Serve with sliced apples.
Makes 4 Caramel Apples