SCD Recipe: Caramel Apple Nests

I always used to enjoy making caramel apples for Halloween with my mom. Of course in those days we just bought a big bag a caramels, melted them down and covered the apples with them.

But since those caramels are not allowed on SCD we need to make our own caramel. While I like the taste of caramel apples, they are not always that fun to eat. They can get messy and you always end up eating all the caramel before you finish your apple.

Since I recently received a veggie spiralizer I thought I would give caramel apples a bit of a twist and I came up with these nests. You could always do this as a big plate of apple spaghetti, but I like to keep things in single servings.

Makes six.


1 medium Granny Smith apple (or whatever kind you like, I like the tartness mixed with sweet)
1 tsp lemon juice

Caramel Sauce:

1/4 cup raw cocoa butter*
1/4 cup coconut butter
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp butter (coconut oil for paleo)
1/2 tsp vanilla

*If you don’t have cocoa butter increase coconut butter to 1/2 cup


  1. Use spiralizer to create apple “noodles”
    1. If you don’t have a spiralizer you could try to julienne the apples
  2. Toss apples with lemon juice to keep them from browning
  3. Line jumbo muffin tray with paper liners
  4. Evenly divide apples into each of the cups
  5. Add all caramel ingredients except vanilla to small sauce pan
  6. Stir over medium heat until everything is melted
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir for another 4 – 5 minutes until mixture darkens
  8. Remove from heat and allow to cool and thicken a little (just a few minutes)
    1. You will probably notice the cocoa butter separate a little
      1. Stir again before pouring over the apples
  9. Pour evenly over apples – any way you like
  10. Chill in freezer for 30 minutes to an hour
  11. Store in refrigerator
  12. You may notice the cocoa butter separates a little from the caramel and hardens on it’s own. If you don’t like this you can use all coconut butter ad leave out the cocoa butter
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