Dairy-Free Date Caramel Apples

Dairy-Free Date Caramel Apples

Dairy-free caramel apples made with medjool dates. This date caramel apple recipe is a perfect fall dessert! Easy vegan caramel apples with no refined sugar and topped with a Nutsola crunch!

Dairy-Free Date Caramel Apples

If you are looking for a plant-based caramel apple or a vegan caramel apple, look no further. These are so easy and so delicious. Caramel apples were one of my favorite desserts as a little girl and something I have always associated with fall! That being said, they always seemed intimidating to make because the caramel gets so sticky and can burn so easily!!!

Well, friends, here is your solution! This dairy-free caramel apple recipe is made using medjool dates so no burning, no over-the-top stickiness, and best of all, no sugar crash after. 🙂 This is an easy fall dessert recipe that takes less than 20 minutes (including covering your apples!)

I used Nutsola Superfood Mix to top my apples!

Oh and did I mention that it only takes 5 ingredients to make this date caramel!? You can use the caramel recipe for just about anything! Apples are a great choice to cut some of the sweetness. I used Gala apples, but Granny Smith are always a great option for extra tartness.

Nutsola Crunch Topping

You can also top the caramel with whatever your heart desires! I used Nutsola (which is an amazing Superfood blend), but the options are endless. I like Nutsola because it’s a mix of a whole bunch of healthy toppings (like chia seeds, almonds, etc.) already mixed for you! This topping was a great caramel apple alternatives to candy and refined sugar. Don’t sleep on healthy caramel apples!

Related Post: Nutsola Bliss Balls


Dairy free date caramel apples

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I hope this healthy caramel apple recipe makes all of your fall dreams come true! 

More Fall Recipes: Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, Paleo Sweet Potato Brownies, Cinnamon Sugar Delicata Squash

Dairy-Free Date Caramel Apples

Dairy-free caramel apples made with medjool dates. This date caramel apple recipe is a perfect fall dessert! Easy caramel apples with no refined sugar!

5 from 1 vote



  • 8 Medjool Dates Pitted
  • 1 tbsp. Almond Butter
  • 3 tbsp. Almond Milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Coconut Oil Melted
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Apples
  • Any Optional Toppings Nuts, Coconut Flakes, Chocolate Chips, etc.



  • In a food processor or blender, blend all ingredients except the apples until smooth.
  • Wash apples and insert sticks into the middle.
  • Using a knife or spatula, coat apples in caramel. Add any desired toppings.
  • Chill in the fridge on a tray coated in waxpaper until ready to cut and serve!

Questions? Comments? I’d love to know what you think! If you liked this Dairy-Free Date Caramel Apple recipe, please be sure to give it a 5 star rating in the comments below:) sharing or pinning would mean the world, too!

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Xx, Natalie



  1. November 19, 2019 / 9:25 am

    5 stars
    OMG. This is a brilliant idea. These apples with caramel look so yummy. It makes me giving sweet and full flavor in my mouth. I like your recipe.

    • December 6, 2019 / 7:11 pm

      AW! Jeremy thank you so much for the rating and comment!!! Have a great day!

  2. November 19, 2019 / 2:01 am

    This sounds amazing!! They’d be a great healthy snack!

  3. November 18, 2019 / 11:52 pm

    These look delicious! My husband and I don’t eat dairy, this would be a perfect treat.

    • December 6, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      Ah yay! All of my recipes are DF 🙂 xx

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