17 Oct 2012

caramel chocolate apple party

these photos are so lame. you can thank the thieves that stole my good camera. i am now reduced to using this little digital point-and-shoot deal. ah well; so it goes - as kurt vonnegut would say. anyway, what MATTERS is the food. this food is rawsome. (then again, you can't go wrong with chocolate and caramel and apples.)

it's all good, dude. 


i've been seeing a lot of raw caramel apple recipes in honour of the season lately and they remind of one i made awhile ago. here's the link. these ones are a bit more simplistic: just dip and enjoy. but you can decorate them the same way as the other ones if you like. you are free to do what you want, after all.

winter is coming! i am quite excited. summer was lovely but i have been too hot for like 6 months now and am welcoming the colder temperatures, winds and rain with open arms. besides, i have wonderful memories of last winter and so psychologically have reason to anticipate it. i want snow! of course, now that i've said this i'm sure i'll be complaining in a month about the weather. dang.

anyways, expect more seasonal recipes. i'm wanting to do some stuff with pumpkins, gourds and what not. get ready, ya'll. gotta take advantage of dat local produce.

please take the time to check out my friends' band. they rock. give a listen and be impressed. here's their sound cloud. if you live in the vancouver area, check them out sometime! they play all over downtown and are far too charming for their years. they also own a hookah, so there's that.

raw caramel chocolate apples: serves 4-6

chocolate sauce:
4 tablespoons cacao
1/4 cup dates
1/2 cup almond milk 
1/4 cup nut butter

caramel:
1/2 cup water
1 cup dates
3 tablespoons nut butter
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean 

4-6 apples 

to make each sauce, blend the ingredients until smooth in your blender (separately, obviously). scoop each into a bowl for dipping. then uh... dip away.  


13 comments:

  1. Looks really good!! Yummmmmm!!

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  2. Talk about a deliciously nutritious chow! This is so new to me! I’m calling out all the chocoholics, caramel lovers, diet-conscious, and foodies out there! :D Meanwhile, I’m stuffing myself with this delicious chocolatey apple. Yummy!! =)

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    1. ahahah thank you, Neva :D it has something for everyone i guess!

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  4. YUMMMMM.

    That is all.

    Actually, no: the pictures aren't bad at all! For a point and shoot, I think these look very good. Good job :)

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  5. Emily,

    These are great! The dips get even better after a night in the fridge :) I loved them with apples and also raspberries, blueberries (probably any berry) and they'd even be good in oatmeal or on toast. Thanks for another great recipe :)!

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    1. ooh thanks Lindsey :)
      Yeah i have discovered that tasty fact too.. it seems to be so with a lot of raw vegan sweets!

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  6. Vanilla extract is a lot easier for me to get my hands on...so how much would you suggest using for the caramel?

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Feel free to comment below, I love hearing your thoughts! xo, Em