BY: Grace Gavilanes

October 27, 2018

These Paleo Caramel Apples Will Get You Pumped for Halloween

Caramel apples – but make it spooky.

Our childhoods have seen its fair share of caramel apples. But we’d be willing to bet all our favorite Halloween candy that you’ve never experienced this type of caramel apples. They may look different but we assure you there’s nothing scary about them. Made with our Collagen Peptides, these apples not only satisfy sweetness cravings, but also help promote strong hair, skin and nails thanks to health-boosting collagen.

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As for the “caramel,” we took the DIY route and created our own with maple syrup (you can substitute with honey if you prefer!), full-fat coconut milk and, of course, our Collagen Peptides. Ingredients like coconut oil and pure vanilla extract were added in once the “caramel” was removed from the heat.

Wellness enthusiasts may already have a hunch on what’s behind the coat’s dark shade. Yep, it’s all about the activated charcoal, which many claim helps with detoxing the body. Whether or not this is true (there’s not enough research that supports this), one thing’s for sure: it makes for a very on-theme dessert. How do you like them apples?

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Your new ghoulish snack has been served! Try out our recipe below and show us your creations by tagging us on Instagram (@vitalproteins).

paleo caramel apples

Paleo Caramel Apples


  • 2 C full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 C maple syrup or honey
  • 3 t pure vanilla extract
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
  • 1 t activated charcoal
  • 4-6 Granny Smith apples


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring coconut milk and maple syrup to a boil over medium-high heat stirring frequently.
  2. Reduce to a simmer once its reached boiling and stir in Collagen Peptides.
  3. Continue stirring until sauce reaches your desired consistency.
  4. Add more coconut milk if you want to thin it out.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in coconut oil, vanilla and activated charcoal until fully incorporated.
  6. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  7. Dip apples into caramel until fully submerged, place onto wax paper and chill in refrigerator or serve immediately!

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