Caramel Apple Dip

By SmartyPlants | October 15, 2021
Makes about 1 1 /2 cups
Everyone loves caramel apples! Or do you call them taffy apples? Affy Tapples? We call them delicious! We made a dip with just 5 ingredients, that tastes like a caramel apple. It’s hard to believe that with can turn plant food into a delicious Caramel Apple Dip, in minutes. We use peanut butter to get our Dip nice and creamy, but it doesn't taste like peanuts! It tastes like caramel. Chill some apples, slice them up, and start dippin'!


12  Medjool dates, about ¾ cup, pitted, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup water, plus up to ½ cup


  1. Drain your dates, and add them to a high-speed blender with the rest of the ingredients, starting with ¼ cup of water.

  2. Blend, stopping to scrape down the sides if you need to, until there are no little bits of dates left, and your Dip is nice and creamy. Depending on the thickness of your peanut butter, and the size of your dates, you may need to add up to 1/4 cup more water to get it to a nice, caramel-like consistency. Keep blending until you get there!

  3. Slice up your favorite apples, and start dippin’!

Recipe Notes

We like to chill our apples in the fridge, and get them nice and crispy before slicing them up. They are great like this with the Dip!

Store your Dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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