We’re pleased to share a cross-post from customer, blogger, and health coach Rachel Druckenmiller’s blog, Rachel’s Nourishing Kitchen. As a wellness consultant and certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Rachel uses Hometown Harvest bag ingredients to craft tasty, interesting recipes that are healing and nutritious. Enjoy!
Ever since I was little, I have LOVED caramel…and chocolate…especially when they’re together. YUM.
Whether they’re from Wockenfuss, Rheb’s or Krause’s, homemade dark chocolate caramels have always been my favorite indulgence. There’s just something so amazing about the combination of bittersweet dark chocolate and creamy, buttery caramel!
One of the unfortunate side effects of the typical deprivation and dieting mentality is that we feel like we have to “give up” anything that tastes sweet, savory, or satisfying. At some point, we decided that “healthy” food just doesn’t taste good and that we have to settle for less flavor if something is deemed healthy.
I refuse to give up flavor or sweets! When I cook and bake, I make sure that any recipes I prepare are delicious AND nourishing, even the sweet ones!
I came across this recipe while I was on one of my favorite blogs, Nourishing Meals, and I just HAD to make it (and share it with all of you!).
Make it for yourself, your friends and family or bring it to a potluck. Don’t tell anyone it’s healthy either…they will never guess!
Dip your favorite fruit in it (we used some crispy, sweet organic Fuji apples), and enjoy!
Raw Caramel Apple Dip
soaking water from dates, as needed
Here’s the full recipe from Nourishing Meals!