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Halloween Caramel “Apples”

Who doesn't love a candied apple?! Get the kids in the kitchen with this healthful keto take on classic caramel apples using jicama instead! Sprinkling with chopped chocolate and shredded coconut makes these bites a fitting treat for any children’s (or spirited grown ups!) Halloween party. Create a toppings bar and serve the skewered “apples” at the table with the caramel and garnishes, and let everyone assemble their own. You will need wooden skewers (for this recipe.

Servings: 8 caramel “apple” skewers (1 per serving)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes


8 skewers

1/3 cup, 2.8 oz. or 79 g salted butter

1/4 cup, 2 oz. or 60 ml heavy cream

2 teaspoons, 1/3 oz. or 10 ml pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon, 0.15 oz. or 4 g granulated stevia or erythritol

7 oz. or 200 g jicama

1 oz. or 28 g 100% dark chocolate, chopped

4 tablespoons, 1.5 oz. or 40.5 g hemp seeds

2 tablespoons, ½ oz. or 11.7 g unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. Place the butter in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until nutty smelling and browned but not burnt, about 5 minutes. Carefully whisk in the cream until smooth. The butter may sputter at this point. Continue simmering the mixture, while whisking occasionally, until reduced and thick, about 5 minutes. The colour will continue to darken as the sauce cooks.
  2. Whisk the vanilla extract and stevia into the caramel mixture, and pour into a bowl to cool. The caramel will continue to thicken as it cools. If it separates, simply whisk to emulsify the mixture again.
  3. Peel the jicama and cut into 8 wedges. Press a skewer in the bottom of each.
  4. Serve the caramel, jicama wedges, chopped chocolate, hemp seeds and shredded coconut at the table for everyone to decorate their own. Dip each jicama wedge in the caramel sauce and then sprinkle with a mixture of the chocolate, hemp seeds and shredded coconut until well coated on all the sides.

TIP: If smaller “apple” wedges are desired, cut the jicama into 16 wedges and increase the number of skewers to 16. In this case, serve 2 skewers per person to achieve the same macronutrients as for 1 larger “apple” skewer. 

Macronutrients (based on 1 “apple” skewer)

Fat: 15.8 g, Protein: 2.37 g, Carbs: 3.6 g, Fiber: 1.75 g.

86% fat, 6% protein, 8% carb.

Energy: 165.6 Calories


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