That favorite Halloween treat — caramel apples — doesn't need to be a major calorie bomb! And guess what? Here's a recipe that doesn't even require you to turn on the stove. This recipe came to us from vegan chef Laura Miller by way of Tastemade — it's so darn good, you won't believe that it's made without any sugar or butter.
Whether you're looking for an excuse to eat pie on your way to picking up the kids from school or simply want to make snack time a little sweeter and healthier, we've got you covered. Apples are a naturally sweet harvest treat that your kids can help transform into fun dessert snacks to munch on while they do homework. From gluten-free goodies like apple hand pies (great for eating on the go) and apple cider doughnuts to a simple chocolate and peanut butter apple snack, these apple treats will make Fall snack time a little tastier.
Since we should all enjoy this tasty treat, I've found two recipes for you to choose from. The first is simple enough to make with kids because it uses store bought caramels.
For a slightly more challenging but fantastically frightful treat, the second recipe uses spun sugar to create a cobweb effect. Then it garnishes the apples with plastic critters.
To select a recipe and make this nostalgic dessert, read more
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Although they are messy and difficult to eat, caramel apples are super easy to make! All you do is jam a stick into the apples and dip them into melted caramel squares.
This nostalgic dessert is a fabulous way to welcome the arrival of October, and would be fun to make with kids. It takes at least an hour for the caramel to harden, so make these apples in advance. Get the scrumptious recipe when you read more