Salted Caramel & Spiced Apple Crumble Bites

As a huge fan of Oppo Ice Cream I was excited to be asked to do a takeover for their Instagram with a recipe – and here it is! With autumn/winter being all about apples and spices, what better way to pair this flavour combination than with SALTED CARAMEL? These no-bake bites – complete with a crumble topping – are just what you need this season.

For the oat base and crumble part –

  • 175g rolled oats (I used Flahavan’s)
  • 3 tablespoons oat flour (I whizzed up oats in my Ninja Kitchen Nutri Ninja)
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter (I used Pic’s)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (I used Indigo Herbs)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (I used The Groovy Food Company)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the spiced apples –

  • 150g peeled, chopped apples (from my mum’s garden!)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (I used The Groovy Food Company)

For the salted caramel filling –

  • ½ tub Oppo Salted Caramel Ice Cream

For the caramel drizzle –

  • 3 tablespoons cashew or almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons date nectar (I used Beloved)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • Pinch of salt

Get making!

  1. First make the base: Mix together the oats, oat flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Melt the peanut butter, maple syrup and coconut oil then pour into the dry ingredients and mix well to combine and form a flapjack mixture.
  2. Press ½ of this into the base of a small lined rectangular tin or tupperware box and use your fingers to push in to evenly cover the base. Chill in the fridge.
  3. Next make the spiced apples: Place everything in a pan with a dash of water and cook for 5-10 minutes until the apples have softened and any liquid has evaporated. Set aside to cool.
  4. Now make the filling: Remove the Oppo ice cream from the freezer and place in a food processor or blender along with 3 tablespoons of the apples and whizz up until smooth. Spread this over the base.
  5. Arrange the spiced apples over the top then crumble up the rest of the oat mixture, scatter on top and press down gently. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  6. When ready to serve, remove from the freezer 10 minutes beforehand then turn out onto a chopping board and use a large sharp knife to cut into pieces.
  7. Whisk together the drizzle ingredients together then drizzle over each bite – now enjoy!