I’m really excited for Halloween this year… if you couldn’t tell by all the candy recipes I’ve been posting. You’re really going to love this one!
This recipe combines all of my favorite things – apples, snickers and dark chocolate! If you’re a fan of even one of these things, you’re gonna freak when you try these.
These are perfect for Halloween parties… or any kind of party really.
These apple slices are:
Super sweet (because of the date caramel! Yum!)
Just like snickers bars, but with an apple slice in the middle
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
- 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 4 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted (separated)
- 1 Tablespoon creamy natural peanut butter
- 1 Tablespoon water
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt + more for topping
- 2 medium or large apples (I've tried Granny Smith and Honeycrisp)
- ¾-1 cup chopped dark chocolate (depending on how thick you want your outer chocolate layer to be)
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- ⅓-1/2 cup de-shelled peanuts (I used salted, but unsalted works too)
- 6 short skewers or popsicle sticks
- Blend dates in food processor until thick ball forms.
- Add maple syrup, 3 Tablespoons melted coconut oil, peanut butter, water and sea salt to dates and blend until smooth. (Scrape sides as needed.) Transfer to medium bowl.
- Slice apples so that 3 (roughly ½ inch thick) slices come from the middle of each apple. (Use your fingers or the end of an apple peeler to pick out the seeds.)
- Use a paper towel to thoroughly dry both sides of your apple slices. Set aside.
- Line a large baking sheet or flat surface with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large, low, heat-safe bowl, combine chopped chocolate and remaining coconut oil. Melt in microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Set bowl next to apples.
- Use a butter knife to spread a layer of caramel on both sides of one apple slice, then immediately dip into melted chocolate. Place on parchment paper-covered surface and sprinkle with sea salt and peanuts.
- Repeat with remaining apple slices.
- Place slices in freezer for 5 minutes, then move to refrigerator until chocolate hardens (about 10 more minutes.)
- Serve right away, or within 24 hours of making them, storing them into refrigerator.