You’re going to love this salted caramel apple dip recipe! Use it on fruit, ice cream, dried apple and banana chips, or graham crackers for an extra sweet treat!
Just like most families, we try to eat a well-balanced diet. We incorporate lots of fruits and veggies into every meal and snacks. But I’ve been thinking a lot about how my kids have started to view fruits and vegetables almost like the drudgery they have to go through to get to the good stuff: sugary desserts. So, what about turning fruits into actual dessert? Something that’s not completely saturated in sugar and fat, but doesn’t leave them cheated out of a great treat.
I attempted this today for the kids’ after school snack.
First, I made an ahh-mazing salted caramel dip. I got the recipe from Kevin and Amanda, here. I’d never made caramel anything before and I wish I’d known how easy it is!
Just heat sugar, butter, and stir in heavy cream and sea salt.
The result is sweet, salty caramel goodness that will have you licking the bowl, pan and anything else you might “accidentally” spill.
If you aren’t worried about extra big helpings of the caramel counter-acting the healthy fruit, serve it up as a dip for dried apple chips, graham crackers or fruit.
In this case, I only wanted to use a little, to make something healthy into a treat. So, I just poured a little of the cooled dip into a ziplock, snipped the corner with scissors, and drizzled just enough over some freeze-dried apples. The verdict? The kids loved them and were asking for more!
I can see drizzling this over a colorful fruit tray for a quick and healthy (ish) after school snack or dessert.