Rawsome Caramel Apples for the Holidays.

Via Brigitte Mars
on Oct 14, 2010
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Rawsome Caramel Apples

6 organic apples

2 cups dates soaked in 1 cup water, and mashed down

2 tablespoons raw tahini

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tiny pinch Celtic salt

2 cups walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts or other nut of your choice

Pulse the nuts in a food processor and transfer to a bowl.

Poke a chopstick through 6 apples.

In a food processor blend the soaked dates, vanilla, and salt until smooth.

Using a butter knife, apply the date paste to each apple. Swirl in nuts. Chill in the refrigerator.

Enjoy this October delight!


All of the raw ingredients in this recipe have particular nutritional and spiritual properties that will keep you both physically and mentally healthy…


Apples, native to Eurasia, are members of the Rosaceae (Rose) Family, relatives of peaches and pears, and known botanically as (Malus species). Malus is the Greek term for “round fruit.”

Everyone has heard the expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This is because apples are high in pectin, a soluble, and help stabilize blood sugar levels. Eating apples also stimulates saliva flow, promotes good digestion, cleans the teeth and stimulates gum tissue. Apples are rich in flavonoids, beta-carotene, vitamins, B, C , and the minerals boron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and silicon. The more tart an apple is, the higher its Vitamin C content.

Apples have long been associated with the planet Venus, the element of Water and the energies of peace, love and health.


Walnuts  (Juglans nigraJ. regia) are members of the Juglandaceae (Walnut) Family. The genus name, Juglans, is derived from the Latin Jovis glans, or “nut of Jupiter,”  derived from the belief that gods dined on walnuts. The Chinese refer to walnuts as “longevity fruit” because a walnut tree lives for several hundred years.

In many cultures walnuts are considered a good brain tonic because of their physical resemblance to a brain.  They are now known to be rich in protein and essential fatty acids.

Walnuts are associated with the Sun, element of Fire and the energies of consciousness and protection.


Dates (Phoenix dactylifera) are the fruit of a date palm, and members of the Palmaceae (Palm) Family. The genus name, Phoenix, is perhaps in reference to the mythological phoenix that rises from the ashes, as the date has its roots in the water and its head in the heat of the sky. The species name, dactylifera means fingers, which the dates resemble.

The date palm is considered a symbol of fertility. Dates are high in carbohydrates, glutamic acid, tyramine, niacin, boron, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. Dates are a great transition food, for those leaving behind sugar and junk food.

Be sure to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth after enjoying dates, as their stickiness clings to teeth. The date palm is used in making shelter, baskets, mats, and rope.  An Arab proverb states that there are as many uses for the date palm as days in the calendar.

Dates are associated with the Sun, the element of Air and the energies of strength and spirituality.

Sesame Seeds (Sesamum indicum)

Sesame is a member of the Pedaliaceae (Sesame) Family. The seeds are about 50 percent oil and 25 to 35 percent protein, vitamin E, calcium, and iron protein.

Hulled sesame seeds are used to make tahini; unhulled seeds make sesame butter.

Sesame seeds are associated with the Sun, element of Fire and energies of fertility, sex, protection, and prosperity.


About Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with over forty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition, The School of Natural Medicine, Living Arts School and Heilseimestraskollin in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu and The Mayo Clinic, She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild. Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal TeasRawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. DVDs include Sacred Psychoactives, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant. Brigitte and her daughter, Sunflower Sparkle Mars run Herb Camp for Kids in Boulder, Colorado. Brigitte's other daughter is world famous activist/yogini-actress/supermodel, Rainbeau Mars. Please check out her website.


3 Responses to “Rawsome Caramel Apples for the Holidays.”

  1. Tagi says:

    This is an excellent recipe Brigette , thank you kindly!

  2. elephantjournal says:


    Satya: ♥ yummy ♥

    elephantjournal.com I seriously wanna try and make some, apples are so good at Farmers' Mkt right now…but I'm pretty weak in the kitchen.

    Emma B: No kids are allowed to eat homemade treats from random houses.

    elephantjournal.com The stuff in packages is more lethal…as is distrust of your community. Turn off the TV! You know candy, snickers, all that…is all crap. Obesity kills, right, takes decades off the life of those who suffer from it, or diabetes?

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