Apple Samoas with Date Caramel



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These apple samoas are super simple and fun to make. Just top apple rings with date caramel, toasted coconut and chocolate. A great kid-friendly recipe!

I’ve got such a fun recipe to share with you today! Inspired by my “famous” homemade samoas recipe with an even healthier take: apple samoas. This is the perfect recipe to get the kids involved in if you want an adventure in the kitchen.

Apple samoas on a plate: apple rings topped with date caramel, drizzled chocolate and toasted coconut flakes.

Are you feeling inspired in the kitchen? I’ve been going in waves… feeling completely overwhelmed with how much time I’m spending in the kitchen between cooking and dishes while also feeling super inspired to create new recipes that work for our circumstances right now. Lots of pantry staple recipes, of course. But what I’ve really been inspired by lately are healthy recipes that are super simple. So simple that I almost feel silly sharing them, but they are so tasty there’s no way I can keep them from you!

Which brings me to these apple samoas. Ridiculously simple (basically just piling yummy ingredients on each other), but the combination of crunchy apple with date caramel, toasted coconut and chocolate is crazy delicious. I obviously had to share this fun creation! Let’s dive in…

Apple samoas on a plate. Apple rings topped with caramel, chocolate drizzle and coconut flakes.

5 Simple Ingredients:

  • apple – you can use any kind of apple you prefer – my fave is Honeycrisp!
  • date caramel – yep, we’re making our own caramel sauce out of dates. It’s super simple and absolutely delicious
  • unsweetened coconut flakes – we’re going to toast these up for extra flavor
  • chocolate chips – I used Lily’s dark chocolate chips, which are sweetened with stevia and lower in sugar
  • coconut oil – this just thins the chocolate out a bit and makes it easier to drizzle
Four apple samoas on a plate. An apple, bowl of date caramel and a bowl and measuring spoon of chocolate are around the plate on the table.

Easy Apple Samoas Assembly

If you haven’t made it already, you’ll start by making the date caramel. This sauce is ridiculously tasty and the recipe makes quite a bit because you need the volume in order for your blender or food processor to blend the sauce. That said, you’ll have leftovers (yay!) to use however you like. You can use it as a dip for apples or as a topping for salted caramel oatmeal or in my samoa baked oatmeal!

If you have kids around the house that want to help you make these, here are some tips:

  • Older kids that feel comfortable and safe using the stovetop can be in charge of toasting the coconut flakes. Add the flakes to a saucepan or skillet and heat over medium-low heat for 3-6 minutes. Make sure they stir constantly so the flakes don’t burn!
  • Oder kids can also help with cutting the apple into slices, otherwise that can be the parents job.
Four round slices of apples on a plate with the center core scooped out with a small melon baller so the apples look like rings.

For making the hole in the center of the apple. I like using a melon baller, but you can also use an apple corer or even a spoon.

Use a knife or spatula to spread date caramel onto each apple circle. Have your kids sprinkle the toasted coconut on top of the caramel.

Lastly melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small bowl in the microwave. Drizzle the chocolate mixture across the coconut and voila! Snack is served.

Hand holding an apple samoa which is an apple ring with date caramel, drizzled chocolate and toasted coconut.

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4.05 from 21 votes

Apple Samoas with Date Caramel

These apple samoas are super simple and fun to make. Just top apple rings with date caramel, toasted coconut and chocolate. A great kid-friendly recipe!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2 apple cookies


  • 1 large apple, I love Honeycrisp
  • 2 Tablespoons date caramel
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate chips, dairy-free, if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil


  • Prep date caramel if you haven’t already.
  • Toast coconut by putting it in a small pan or skillet over medium-low heat for 3-6 minutes. Be sure to stir continuously to prevent the coconut from burning.
  • Cut apple into 1/4″ slices. You should be able to get about 4 slices. Feel free to snack on the first slice and the last slice since those won’t have a uniform shape.
  • Use a melon baller to remove the core from the apples and make a little hole in the center of each slice. You can also use a spoon or an apple corer for this step, just be sure it’s this type and not one that chops the apple into sections. Also! You can do this step first if you’re using an apple corer.
  • Use a knife to spread about 1/2 Tablespoon of date caramel on each apple ring. Sprinkle toasted coconut over each.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until fully melted. Drizzle melted chocolate on apple slices and serve immediately or place in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes, just to let the chocolate harden.


Serving: 1apple cookie | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 36mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple samoas
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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    1. Hi, Jana! I don’t recommend freezing these for more than a few minutes, as it might change the texture of the apple. I haven’t tried it yet, as they don’t usually last that long, but you could try storing in an air-tight container in the fridge for 24 hours!

  1. 5 stars
    Made these tonight. Even got my son to eat them and he’s never wanted to eat coconut before. He’s had the date caramel sauce before to use to dip apple slices, so I told him he had to try it.

    1. Yum! These are one of my favorites, Colleen. I am so glad you both are loving this recipe. Thank you for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!