The holidays are coming (Ned Stark voice), which means reuniting with friends and family over homemade food! Trying to stick to a healthy meal plan is especially difficult during this time of year, because the seasonal dishes are all way too tempting.
To help you stay on track with your fitness goals, Valley has a recipe for Samoa apple “cookies”, a healthier alternative to the Samoa Girl Scout cookie that we all love so dearly. So go ahead and recreate this recipe to indulge without the guilt! Keep scrolling for the recipe…
3 apples (we used Granny Smith)
1 cup of caramel sauce
1 cup of coconut flakes
½ cup of semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons of butter (margarine works just as well)
1. Core three apples
2. Slice apples horizontally (should be around ¼ inches thick)
3. Place apple slices on a baking pan and put off to side
4. Grab a bowl and add the caramel and coconut flakes and mix together (if you’re left with a liquid-y consistency, add more coconut to thicken)
5. Scoop out caramel/coconut mixture onto apple slices
6. Take a microwaveable bowl and add chocolate chips with the three tablespoons of butter/margarine
7. Place in microwave for 30-second rounds. Take out and stir. (Repeat this step until chocolate becomes liquefied).
8. Drizzle chocolate over apple slices
9. Place baking pan into the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes so chocolate and caramel can slightly harden and stick to the apple
This treat can be made in a kitchen or even your dorm room (just substitute the baking sheet for something smaller to fit inside of the mini fridge). Don’t forget to tag @ValleyMag when you share your masterpiece!