Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Dip for Kids | FreshlyPlanted

Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Dip for Kids

Moving to the country has taught us some lessons. When your house is surrounded by 100 foot trees, you keep a closer eye on windy storms. When there's poisonous snakes, you take extra care moving wood or lifting septic lids. And when grocery stores are a half-hour away, you make sure there's always an extra snack or two for hungry kids and last-minute company.

Because nothing makes kids hungrier than running low on food :)

Since there's a nearby orchard, we usually keep these dip ingredients on hand. It's filling, easy for kids to assemble, and pretty enough for guests.

It's also good all year round:
    • We enjoy it with warm tea after cool spring blossom hikes.
    • It's simple to pack in summer for day-long beach trips.
    • We enjoy it alongside board games on snowy winter days. 
    • Our favorite is combining it with hot apple cider for fall foliage picnics.  

We'd love to hear what you think of it!

Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Dip for Kids

    • Cream Cheese, softened
    • Sliced Apples

  1. Make sure your cream cheese is softened (you can quickly zap in a low temp microwave) and place on a serving dish.
  2. Spoon/pour caramel sauce on top, then sprinkle on chopped pecans.
  3. Slice your apples (kids love this for helping). We toss the slices with a smidge of lemon juice if they're not being ate right away. 
  4. Enjoy!
  • This doesn't store well overnight since the caramel sauce gets runny. So we mix it together the next day, put it in a dip bowl, and place more chopped pecans on top. It's also perfect for making it in advance!

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Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy used to teach in the city, now she homeschools three active kids in the woods. She spends her days reading aloud, crafting, getting lost in nature, and refilling her teapot. Her best parenting advice: You should never give kids more water or glitter than you're willing to clean up! Read more about their learning adventures at Freshly

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