RecipeCaramel Apple Mummies

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 70
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Total Fat: 1 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 18 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Total Sugar: 14 g
    • Natural Sugar: 9 g
    • Added Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 20 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

  • 1 heaping cup pitted medjool dates, firmly packed (~14 large dates)
  • • 1 cup boiling water
  • • ½ cup maple syrup
  • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • • ¼ teaspoon maple extract or natural flavor
  • • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Apple Mummies

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

To make the caramel sauce

Add dates and boiling water to blender and allow the dates to soak and soften for 15 mins. Remove ½ cup water and set aside (you can add some later for a thinner consistency, if preferred).

Add maple syrup, extracts and salt, and blend until velvety smooth. Stop and scrape down the sides if needed.

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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