Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apple Energy Balls

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With all the flavors of the classic caramel apple coated in fudge, transform that favorite fall sweet treat into a healthy little energy bite with these Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apple Energy Balls.

Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apple Energy Balls

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Sometimes I see a recipe and I think about putting my own spin on it, but it takes me a few weeks to refine my idea before I make it. Other times I’ll dream up something in my head, but I’ll note it down and revisit the idea for months and months before I attempt to make it.

Then there are those times when an idea pops into my head, and I run to the kitchen immediately. This my friends, was one of those times…

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I have been scouring my local grocery stores for a simple ingredient – dried apples – to no avail. Go figure. So I ended up ordering a case from Amazon. Now my boys love snacking on them, but I thought I’d try to work them into a recipe, and I recalled my Cinnamon Caramel Apple Energy Balls. Suddenly I had visions of turning them into mini chocolate covered caramel apples. I think I succeeded.

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What’s not to love about this snack? Cute, healthy, takes only a few minutes, you can easily choose ingredients to make them gluten free and vegan and nut free and no added sugar.

Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apple Energy Balls - a favorite fall sweet treat transformed into a healthy little energy bite! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free, vegan, nut free, and peanut free options

When you see a recipe you love, do you make it right away?

Are you as excited about this as I was? This recipe was originally share on Princess Pinky Girl, but noe I’m giving you the whole thing!

Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apple Energy Balls

A favorite fall sweet treat transformed into a healthy little energy bite.
Prep: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup dried apples not freeze dried, these are the chewy ones
  • ½ cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 12 Pretzel sticks, cut straws, or appetizer picks
  • 1 oz high quality dark chocolate
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped pecans optional

Instructions

  • Combine the dates, dried apples, and oats in a food processor or high powered blender and process until it forms a thick paste.
  • Using about a tablespoon of the mixture, roll into balls. Press a pretzel stick, straw, or appetizer pick into each ball and stand up each ball.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water.
  • Dip each ball into melted chocolate, and, if desired, chopped peanuts, then set on wax paper to cool and harden.
  • Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apple Energy Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy this Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apple Energy Balls recipe!

Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apple Energy Balls - a favorite fall sweet treat transformed into a healthy little energy bite! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free, vegan, nut free, and peanut free options

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Plus some from my friends…

Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apple Energy Balls - a favorite fall sweet treat transformed into a healthy little energy bite! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free, vegan, nut free, and peanut free options

Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apple Energy Balls - a favorite fall sweet treat transformed into a healthy little energy bite! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free, vegan, nut free, and peanut free options

 

4 Comments
  1. I love these! Healthy, a little sweet, and adorable!

    Would you consider sharing at our weekly Dishing It & Digging It Link party. We are live every Sunday @ 4pm.

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