Guest Post by Tiffany, Don’t Waste the Crumbs
Ever since we went strawberry picking earlier this year, we’ve been making plans to go apple picking at the same orchard. Unfortunately, between homeschool, vacations, new jobs and still more trips to come, it just isn’t in the cards for us. Thankfully, my favorite farmer’s market is bursting with more fresh local apples than I can shake a stick at!
Fresh apples aren’t the only thing in season though. Two years ago we were introduced to a certain salted caramel beverage that appears each fall, and ever since, I’ve noticed recipes calling for that sweet-n-salty combo are all over the web. Although, I’m not a huge salted caramel fan (I prefer pumpkin spiced instead), there’s something about mixing salted caramel with fresh, crunchy apples that makes my mouth start to water!
I have to admit – devising a recipe for a primarily gluten-free crowd is not easy to do, especially when your family doesn’t avoid gluten. So after attempting this dessert twice, and coming up with failures each time, I decided to go back to the drawing board. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I based these bars off of a tried a true GF recipe – Kelly’s tasty almond flour snickerdoodles! I’ve transformed this cookie into a delicious GF bottom layer and crumble topping, while the center is filled with delicious apples bathed in sweet-n-salty caramel goodness!
For more delicious ideas for using homemade salted caramel, I invite you to pop on over to my place for visit. And please feel free to share a few of your tasty ideas as well!
Blessings, Tiffany at Don’t Waste the Crumbs
Tiffany is a frugal foodie – passionate about feeding her family healthy food, while being a good steward of her family’s finances. She’s a homeschooling mother of two, loving wife to one and a child of God blessed in more ways than she can count. She shares her enthusiasm for affording real food without going broke, and documents her baby-sized strides at Don’t Waste the Crumbs. Join Tiffany and the Crumbs Community on Facebook or Google+ for encouragement and small, simple steps to healthier living.