Ok, so maybe this weekend wasn’t a TOTAL loss…
And maybe…just MAYBE, I ended up with something to soothe my soul after
The Great Vegan Pancake Meltdown of 2014.
There’s something to be said about comfort food.
When I was a kid, my mom used to make THE BEST car-mul apples from scratch. It’s been YEARS since I’ve had one, but I can still remember how it felt, standing beside her in the kitchen, eye-level to the countertop, watching her work, sucking back the saliva forming at the corners of my mouth while waiting…WAITING the twenty thousand years for them to set.
You know, give or take a day or so.
Eventually, the clouds would part, the angels would sing, and the sun would cast it’s heavenly light upon the no longer forbidden fruit. I would squeal with delight as I was bestowed my caramel confection, spinning it round and round on it’s spindle admiring its sugary sheen.
Then, I would finally FINALLY take that first bite…
I would struggle to find just the right angle…undoubtedly coming back with only a mouthful of caramel after the first few attempts…but I would conquer that snack on a stick. And when I had finished, I would look up to my mother and hope she could see my gratitude…under the layers of stickiness that streaked my face, dribbled down my shirt, and clung to a few strands of my hair.
If only food processors had been as popular as camcorders in the 90’s…perhaps my mom could have saved herself from having to wipe the entire house down with baby wipes. This Caramel Apple Cashew Butter is the quicker,
picker upper snack of today and in less than twenty minutes you can have your cake caramel and eat it too…without having to take a bath afterwards! 😉
Caramel Apple Cashew Butter
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Keywords: food processor breakfast dip/spread snack
Ingredients (1 cup)
- 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons prepared caramel sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Now break out the apples, graham crackers, bagels, or in the case of impending tears, just shove a spoonful of that comforting classic flavor right in your PIE hole! 😉
What was one of your favorite comfort food treats growing up?
CARmul or CARAmel?