Healthy Caramel Apple "Pumpkin Patch"

People aren't the only ones who should be allowed to dress up for Halloween. We let these apples in on the holiday...
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caramel apple pumpkin

Photo courtesy of Hannah VanderWeide.

People aren't the only ones who should be allowed to dress up for Halloween. We let these apples in on the holiday tradition by dressing them up as pumpkins! Homemade costumes are always the best and with just a couple ingredients you have a perfectly healthy, and completely adorable, caramel apple pumpkin patch.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup plain yogurt of choice
  • 20 Medjool dates
  • 2 Teaspoons coconut, such as ALOHA Coconut
  • Red and yellow organic food coloring, such as India Tree
  • 5 apples
  • 1 Cup shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1 packet ALOHA Daily Good Greens (optional)
  • 1 small cucumber

Directions

Blend the yogurt, dates, and coconut in a food processor or Vitamix until you have a thick, seamless paste. Add the food coloring a little at a time until the mixture is orange. We used half a bottle of each color.

Coat your apples with the caramel paste and place on a plate. Refrigerate or freeze for 5 to 10 minutes for best results.

In a medium bowl, add the shredded coconut, 1 tablespoon of water, and the ALOHA Daily Good Greens. Mix well and sprinkle on a plate.

Cut one-inch slices out of the cucumber for the "stems" and set aside.

Remove the apples from the freezer or refrigerator. Place them carefully on top of the coconut "grass." Insert the stems in the top of the apples.

Healthy Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Healthy Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.