It’s apple season in Indiana. Some apples need nothing. No caramel. No peanut butter. No chocolate. No apple dip (made out of my Cream Cheese Dessert Base). No popcorn and cheese. Those apples stand alone, and when you find your faves, you can’t imagine not having access to them. This happened to us last fall when we discovered Sweet Tango apples. You might remember that my husband and I are ballroom dancers. We have danced sixteen dances together for twelve years now. But our love for all things ballroom (including the Latin dance called Tango) has nothing to do with our love for these apples. They just happen to share the same name! ?
But some apples are better suited to some gooey, nutty, creamy, or crispy combination. When a person goes sugar-free, apple treats are often forgotten. Apple pie, apple dumplings, apple crisp—and especially caramel apples. Those dishes are extremely sugar-laden and can be hard to duplicate. However, caramel-chocolate apples CAN be made sugar free! Especially if you make my Caramel-Chocolate Apple Nachos!
I hesitated to put this recipe at the blog since I don’t have exact measurements for it. I just started cutting apples, pouring caramel sauce, and melting chocolate until it looked “done.”
Here’s the Scoop:
- I used a combination of two different apples—granny smith and red delicious. (Any kind will do.)
- Slice apples and place on a plate or tray.
- Make my sugar-free caramel sauce from my book, Sugar-Free, Flour-Free. (Don’t use this for caramel apples alone. It doesn’t get sticky enough to stay on the apples without the chocolate to secure it.)
- While chilling the caramel until somewhat thickened, prepare the other ingredients, including melting sugar-free chocolate bars of your choice. (I use Lily’s Milk Chocolate Bars.) You may also use sugar-free chocolate chips, such as these stevia-sweetened ones.)
- Drizzle caramel sauce over the apple slices.
6. Immediately after drizzling caramel, drizzle melted chocolate over the caramel. This will help the caramel stick better.
7. After caramel and chocolate are both drizzled over the apples, start sprinkling “toppings” of your choice. Ideas include toasted coconut, slivered almonds, crushed peanuts or pecans, etc.
8. Dig in!