We've "pimped" this recipe to make a healthier homemade caramel using coconut sugar.
6-8 caramel apples
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1 cup full fat coconut milk
pinch of salt
Remove the stem from each apple and place a craft stick into the top. In a large pot on medium heat combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, stir for 4-5 minutes until dark and thick.
Remove from heat
Carefully (the caramel concoction will be extremely hot) swirl the apples into the caramel sauce. If the sauce is too thick allow to cool slightly and spread caramel on apples.
Roll apples in toppings of your choice, chopped nuts, coconut, chocolate, etc.
Source: Abra Pappa/NutritiousAmerica.com