Here's a mix-it-and-forget-it keto Caramel Apple Dip Recipe that only requires nut butter, collagen peptides powder and sugar-free syrup. And NO COOKING REQUIRED! Sweet, rich and sticky, you'll never know that this creamy caramel dip is sugar-free and high in protein. It's a perfect low-carb, guilt free snack you can quickly whip up in under 5 minutes, or make ahead, so you can eat whenever you're craving something sweet and crunchy.
Ingredients used to make these Keto Caramel Apple Dip Recipe
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- Collagen Peptides - I used Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder for this recipe. You're welcome to substitute with other brands of collagen peptides, but I would not try substituting with other protein powders (i.e. whey, casein, pea, hemp, brown rice, egg protein, etc) since collagen behaves very differently from other types of protein powders and are not interchangeable.
- Sugar Free Syrup - I used sugar free pancake syrup (Log Cabin) to keep this caramel recipe sugar free, low carb and keto friendly.
- Peanut Butter - the secret ingredient that gives this recipe the "caramel" color. Other creamy nut butters like cashew and seed butters like tahini and sunflower butter work well, but the more grainy almond butters won't produce that smoothness that peanut butter can.
Step by Step
How to Make Keto Caramel Apple Dip
In a small bowl, mix sugar free syrup with peanut butter.
Stir until smooth
Stir in collagen powder, 1 scoop at a time.
Stir for a full 1 minute, or longer until the collagen mixture turns thick, and slightly translucent like caramel.
Pour into a small bowl or ramekin.
Serve with sliced apples.
Dip and enjoy!
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- Instead of eating it as a dip, you can pour the keto caramel into a piping bag or ziploc bag, snip the corner, and pipe the caramel onto the apples. These "apple nachos" can be sprinkled with nuts and seeds.
- If using regular maple syrup or honey, you need to add an extra ½ Tbsp to the caramel mixture, otherwise the caramel isn't as "stretchy" or stringy as the one made with sugar free syrup.
- Other creamy nut butters like cashew and seed butters like tahini and sunflower butter work well, but the more grainy almond butters won't produce that smoothness that peanut butter can.
- Other protein powders DO NOT work in this recipe.
How to Store
- You can store the finished collagen caramel apple dip at room temperature for 3-5 days.
- The caramel can also be kept in the fridge for up to 14 days. They also freeze very well! Pour the caramel dip inside a airtight container freeze up to 3 months.
- Add more collagen peptides powder to make a thicker caramel, and more syrup to thin it out.
More Collagen Recipes (HERE)
Recently, I've been playing around with this collagen caramel recipe, trying to see if I can incorporate it into other desserts. It turns out you CAN! This caramel recipe is really versatile, and because it's made with peanut butter anyway, it pairs terrifically with peanut-based desserts, like this Keto Snickers bars recipe and the caramel peanut clusters recipe. Check them out below!
Keto Caramel Apple Dip (Low Carb, High Protein Caramel Sauce)
- 2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp sugar free pancake syrup , read note if using maple syrup*
- ½ cup collagen peptides powder , or 4 scoops if using Vital Proteins Brand**
- In a small bowl, mix syrup with peanut butter.
- Stir in collagen powder, 1 scoop at a time.
- Stir for 1 minute, until the collagen mixture turns thick, and slightly translucent like caramel .
- Pour into a small bowl or ramekin, and serve with sliced apples.
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