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UPDATED, HEALTHY Carmel Apples

Sunday, October 20, 2013




I can't remember who asked me for a recipe to dip fruit into. A unprocessed recipe. I told her I would post it when I found it.
This is IT !!!




Carmel Dip Makes about one cup or more.

5 Tablespoons of raw almond butter.

1/4 cup of Maple syrup. It is processed slightly. Maple syrup has antioxidents in it and other good properites.

2 Tablespoons of cold-pressed coconut butter or oil.

1 Tablespoon of MCT oil. (Its sold in the health food stores, a form of coconut oil good for the brain.)

1 Tablespoon of Real vanilla extract. Read the label it will say it has been derived from vanilla beans.
Vanilla flavor often contains an extract from the butt glands of a beaver.

2-4 pitted dates, soaked 15 min. in a quarter cup of water. Save the water.

1/2 tsp. cinnamon.

Pinch or so of Himalayan pink salt.

Put the liquids in first into the blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until mostly smooth. Add the rest of the date soaking water to thin out as needed so the blender can turn. I like to make this the thickness of a Ranch style dressing. You can make it thicker by leaving out the water.


It can be drizzled over bananas or apples can be dipped into it. It's DH approved he said he could easily see himself sitting down and eating a bunch of it. Teenage daughter approved too. emoticon It isn't low in calories, but it is very rich and caramely tasting. One apple and dip filled me up.


The ingredients are well pretty darn healthy. Most caramels in comparison are made from sugar and corn syrup, and butter.





From Wikipedia. "In the United States, castoreum is considered to be a GRAS food additive by the Food and Drug Administration.[10] It is often referenced simply as a "natural flavoring" in products' lists of ingredients. While it is mainly used in both foods and beverages as part of a substitute vanilla flavour,[11] it is less commonly used as a part of a raspberry or strawberry flavoring.[12] The annual industry consumption is very low, around 300 pounds,[13] whereas vanillin is over 2.6 million pounds annually.[14]"



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Check the label, read the ingredients. If it doesn't say vanilla bean is the source of the vanilla, I would question the source.






Coconut oil is a very healthy oil for our bodies as per online experts. I would only use cold pressed oils as they are processed in a healthy manner. I would encourage you to research and form your own opinion about it. Coconut oil declined in popularity back when men decided to create Shortening, a commercial, more profitable fat which became very popular. Shortening however is made in a way that is not healthy for our bodies.

Coconut oil has been found in research to be a healthy food as long as it is not hydrogenated. Use cold pressed coconut oil when you choose one. I like the Tropical Traditions brand from the Philippines. I order it from their website and have it shipped directly to my house. I like it better than the health food store brands. It has more flavor and is processed in a safe manner per their web page.






There are many books written about the good things coconut oil does for our bodies.







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CATNCAG 1/16/2014 12:19PM

    Wow, thanks I didn't know Coconut Oil has all of theses benefits! I'm gonna' check it out!!!
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GRAMPIAN 12/19/2013 6:31AM

  Interesting. emoticon

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PENOWOK 11/3/2013 8:08AM

    Okay!! Got that message!!! Thanks!

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WHITEANGEL4 11/2/2013 11:16PM

    Thanks for the information. I love the info on coconut oil. People do not believe me when I tell them it is healthy

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EFFRAYECHILDE 10/29/2013 7:20AM

    emoticon for sharing the recipe.

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SHERYLP461 10/24/2013 4:58PM

    This looks delightful!

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MRSRIGS1 10/23/2013 11:56AM

    Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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JSEATTLE 10/22/2013 3:03PM

  Thank you for the recipe. I already have all the ingredients except for almond butter!

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MARYJEANSL 10/22/2013 1:04PM

  It sounds very good, except that I don't care for dates. :-(

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TRAVELNISTA 10/22/2013 12:06PM

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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PHEBESS 10/22/2013 2:57AM

    Wow that sounds yummy!!!

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ROCKYCPA 10/22/2013 1:30AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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CICELY360 10/21/2013 11:05PM

  Sounds good.

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JOANNHUNT 10/21/2013 8:45PM

    THANK YOU FOR THE RECIOE. AWESOME.

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4KWALK 10/21/2013 8:32PM

    Thanks for the delicious sounding fruit dip. I use peanut butter but I might try this as I do get a craving for caramel dipped apples - especially at this time of year.

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MAMISHELI53 10/21/2013 3:43PM

    Sure DOES sound yummy. My DD usually settles for plain peanut butter (heated) to dunk her apples...I LOVE maple syrup! I may try just the almond butter and syrup...Thanks for the idea!

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KATHYJO56 10/21/2013 2:19PM

    sounds very yummy

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BIGPAWSUP 10/21/2013 1:41PM

    Yummy!

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/21/2013 12:19PM

  You got everyone attention about the beaver. Makes you wonder how on the earth they even came up with this. I get trader Joes now. I think.... it's ok. It smells better than main brands.

The recipe sounds intersting and probably good.

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PERSISTANT123 10/21/2013 12:02PM

    Sounds interesting!
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LCRUMLEY81 10/21/2013 11:01AM

  Thank you for sharing

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PATRICIAANN46 10/21/2013 10:51AM

  YUM!!!!! emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 10/21/2013 10:34AM

    Yummy.

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TINY67 10/21/2013 10:03AM

    Sounds good.

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BRENDA_G50 10/21/2013 9:46AM

    Vanilla flavor often contains an extract from the butt glands of a beaver??? emoticon emoticon REALLY??? YUCK!!! That's disgusting!!! emoticon

I absolutely LOVE Caramel apples. emoticon But I'll think twice now that I know where the commercial vanilla comes from!!! emoticon

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DJSHIP46 10/21/2013 9:27AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/21/2013 9:19AM

    Yummy!! You are making me hungry!
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FRIDA11 10/21/2013 9:07AM

    Sounds fattening -

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SJKENT1 10/21/2013 8:57AM

    beaver butt glands??? what??? emoticon

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JRRING 10/21/2013 8:53AM

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FUNLOVEN 10/21/2013 8:51AM

    You are always so thoughtful to post your recipes emoticon This is a great time for having apples and carmel dip instead of the Carmel Apples on a stick that are gracing our grocery stores at every corner.

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MIMIDOT 10/21/2013 8:22AM

    Sounds good! Thanks!

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DIANNEMT 10/21/2013 8:03AM

    Sounds interesting.

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SHANNONY84 10/21/2013 7:52AM

    O that sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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CHERYLHURT 10/21/2013 7:41AM

  Yummy! emoticon

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ASCIESZKA 10/21/2013 7:28AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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IDICEM 10/21/2013 7:24AM

  Yum! I love caramel.

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WATERDIAMONDS 10/21/2013 6:51AM

    Off the check my vanilla for beaver butt gland juice! Yuk.

Thank you for the post.

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NANCYPAT1 10/21/2013 6:09AM

    Sounds tasty

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