Healthier caramel dip

Serve this treat with apples for a more nutritious alternative to a caramel apple.

Healthier caramel dip

This simple and tasty dip is a fun way to welcome fall and a healthy alternative to caramel apples. It's perfect for serving with apples around Halloween and is easy for kids to help prepare.

Feel free to swap the almond butter for cashew butter, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter to suit your preferences. For a pumpkin spice twist, add some pumpkin pie spices like nutmeg, cloves, ginger, or even cardamom. The dip saves well in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks.

Servings: 10

Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup boiling hot water
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch kosher salt


  1. In a medium bowl, add the hot water to the medjool dates and let set for about 10 minutes to soften.
  2. After 10 minutes, move the dates and water to a food processor. Add the almond butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and pinch of salt. Puree on high speed until completely smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add more water, a tablespoon at a time, as needed to keep things moving.
  3. Serve with sliced apples to dip!

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 150
  • Total fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 30 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 31 g
  • Dietary fiber: 3 g
  • Total sugars: 27 g
  • Added sugars: 0 g
  • Protein: 2g