Servings: 6 · Prep Time: 20 mins · Cooking Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 25 mins


I've taken the classic sticky toffee apple recipe and simply turned it into a Primal-friendly recipe that contains no refined sugar and only natural carbohydrates. So, how exactly do we make a healthy Primal-friendly caramel sauce? By using Mother Nature's gift of dates! Thanks to the natural sweetness of the dates, you really don't need to add much else to the sauce as the natural sweetener of the dates should be enough. If not, then please feel free to a tablespoon of raw organic honey.


  • Pitted dates (300g)
  • Leftover date water (1/2 cup)
  • Maca powder (1 tsp)
  • Raw honey (1 tbsp)
  • Salt (1 pinch)
  • Desiccated coconut (6 tbsp)
  • Lollipop sticks


In a jug, add your pitted dates and cover them with boiling water. Leave them to soak for 15
minutes. Whilst the dates soak, pierce your apples through the core with skewers/lollipop sticks.
Once soaked, drain the liquid into a separate jug and keep 1/2 cups worth of the soaked date
water. In a food processor add the dates, 1/2 cup date liquid, maca root, vanilla and pinch of salt. Mix
until you have a smooth paste. This may take a couple of minutes depending on the power of
your processor.

Once smooth, scoop the caramel into a sealable jar. Using a knife/butter knife, cover the apples with the caramel sauce and pour 1 tbsp desiccated
coconut for every apple. You can either pop the apples in the fridge for an hour to slightly harden
up or dig in straight away (although, mind the stickiness!)