RecipeCaramel Apple Mummies

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 90
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Total Fat: 4 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 12 g
    • Natural Sugar: 6 g
    • Added Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 30 mg

Hope you’re hungry for some freakish fare that hits the sweet spot. These mummies are so fun to make, adorable to look at, and totally delicious to eat. The two stars of the show are crunchy, fiber-rich apples and a homemade caramel sauce that’s incredibly addictive; it requires only a few simple ingredients, including naturally sweet and nutrient-rich dates. Whip up these ghoulish goodies for your Halloween festivities and then watch ’em—poof—disappear. P.S. You can also serve the caramel sauce in a small bowl with apple dippers (and other fruit) on the side. It’s really scrumptious!

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This recipe makes about 12 to 16 mummies

Caramel Sauce

  • ½ cup dates, halved and packed down (~14 large)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract or maple natural flavor
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

*To firm and thicken your sauce for easier piping, place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Apple Mummies

  • 2 apples, cut into long, thin slices
  • Dark chocolate chips (2 per mummy)

To make the caramel sauce

In a small bowl, add the halved dates and cover with boiling water. Allow dates to soften in boiling water for at least 15 minutes. Then drain (this makes for easier pureeing).

Meanwhile, add the remaining ingredients to a high-powered blender. Add the softened, drained dates. Blend until everything is smooth and well-combined, about 2 minutes, stopping after the first minute to loosen up any stuck date pieces. Makes about ¾ cup sauce.

To assemble

Add two dark chocolate chips at the top of each apple slice to look like mummy eyes. Next, add caramel sauce to a zip-top bag and cut one corner of the bag to use for piping. Pipe caramel sauce over each apple slice from top to bottom to look like a mummy.

If you have any caramel sauce leftover, store in the fridge in a sealed container. Note that the sauce will thicken up in the fridge; if you’d like to thin out the consistency, simply microwave for about 15 seconds and stir before serving.

Makes 12 to 16 mummies. Nutrition provided per mummy.

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