12 Pitted Dates
2 Tablespoons Nut Butter (Almond or Cashew are best)
1 Teaspoon Organic Stevia
1 Tablespoon Raw Coconut Oil
1/3 Cup water
4 Apples (My favorite is Honey Crisp)
Popsicle Sticks or Skewers
1 Cup mixed pecans, almonds and walnuts
1/2 Cup dark chocolate chips
1 Cup rice crisps (I used unsweetened cinnamon crisps from the bulk bin)
1/2 Cup unsweetened coconut shreds
1) In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend for about 3 minutes or until a smooth, creamy consistency is achieved. You can add a little more water if needed but the idea is to get a thick enough mixture to adhere to apples.
2) In a plastic bag, combine nuts and chocolate chips and pound until crushed. Spread on a plate. For the rice crisps, no crushing needed – just chop up the chocolate chips a bit. You can mix and match clean toppings however you like.
3) Position stick into bottom of apples 2/3 way through core. Spoon caramel over apples to coat thoroughly. You can also cut core and cut apples up into pieces, mist with Eat Cleaner Fruit + Vegetable Wash and dip flesh into caramel instead.
4) Dip caramel coated apples and/or slices into toppings and push into flesh to help keep them sticky. Allow to thoroughly dry on wax paper and keep cool until ready to enjoy.
Mareya Ibrahim is one of The Daniel Plan Signature Chefs and is best know as The Fit Foodie. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, television chef, author and inventor. She is also the CEO and founder of Grow Green Industries, Inc. and co-creator of eatCleaner, the premier lifestyle destination for fit food information. Her book “The Clean Eating Handbook” is touted as the ‘go-to’ guide for anyone looking to eat cleaner and get leaner. She is a featured chef on ABC’s Emmy-nominated cooking show Recipe Rehab, eHow.com, Livestrong and the food expert for San Diego’s Channel 6 News. She is also the creator of the Cleaner Plate Club – the only clean, balanced nutrition meal prep program that follows her proven formula for fat and weight loss