Healthy Caramel Apple Dip

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This Healthy Caramel Apple Dip is packed with protein and goodness! Made with cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and a natural caramel topping from Medjool dates, it’s the ultimate dip for any occasion!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Quick to make in under 20 minutes.
  • Simple ingredients that are good for you.
  • The creamy base is full of protein from cottage cheese and Greek yogurt.
  • No refined sugar here!
  • The caramel topping is made from soaked and blended Medjool dates.
  • Sweet, tangy, with a delightful crunch from diced hazelnuts.
  • Enjoy it with crisp green or red apples!
  • Perfect for Super Bowl parties or Valentine’s Day celebrations!

Tips And Tricks:

  • Soften dates by soaking them in boiling water for a smooth caramel texture.
  • Don’t over blend the cheesecake filling to avoid a runny texture.
  • I recommend using Good Culture cottage cheese and plain Greek God’s Greek yogurt.
  • Keep blending the date caramel until it’s smooth and spreadable. Too thick and it might sink into the filling.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I use cream cheese instead of cottage cheese? Yes, use an 8-ounce block of softened cream cheese and an electric whisk.
  • Can I use store-bought caramel? Absolutely, or try my homemade coconut caramel sauce!
  • Can I make this ahead of time? Yes, prepare it the night before, cover, and store in the fridge for best results.

Healthy Caramel Apple Dip

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12


“Cheesecake” Filling:

  • 1 cup cottage cheese like Good Culture
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt like Greek God’s
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or substitutes as noted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Date Caramel:

  • 1.5 cups pitted Medjool dates about 18 dates
  • 2 tbsp almond butter or any nut or seed butter, or omit
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond milk or any milk or nut milk alternative
  • 1/2-1 tsp flaky sea salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup diced hazelnuts or almonds, peanuts, or pretzels

Serve with red or green apples.


    • Soak dates in boiling water for 10 minutes to soften.
    • Blend cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla until just combined.
    • Pour mixture into a serving dish and chill.
    • Blend softened dates, almond butter, sea salt, vanilla, and half the milk until smooth.
    • Add the rest of the milk and blend until spreadable.
    • Test caramel consistency; adjust thickness if needed.
    • Spread caramel on top of the cheesecake filling and sprinkle with diced hazelnuts.
    • Serve with apple slices and enjoy!


    • Soaking dates softens them for a creamy texture.
    • Avoid over blending the filling for the best texture.
    • Keep blending caramel until smooth for perfect spreading consistency.

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