As the foodie holiday season approaches, it’s time we get ready for all things spooky, plant-based and filling. Cue Centr. The holistic wellness app, founded by actor Chris Hemsworth, provides users around the world access to Hemsworth’s all-star team of trainers, chefs, psychotherapists and more.

Superstar chef Dan Churchill is an integral member of Hemsworth’s team and helped to craft the 500+ healthy, unique recipes found on Centr. The app caters to any diet ranging from gluten free, vegan to keto . To encourage everyone to celebrate these upcoming holidays, Churchill has crafted some delicious festive recipes, including the one below.

Date Toffee Candy Apples

Serves 4


  • 3⁄4 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup water boiling
  • 1 tbs coconut oil melted
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 oz roasted whole almonds chopped
  • 1 oz 70% dark chocolate chopped
  • 4 bamboo skewers 


  1. Place dates in boiling water and set aside for 15 minutes. Strain dates, reserving the liquid.

  2. Blend dates and half the liquid with coconut oil and cinnamon until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Transfer to a soup bowl and cool to room temperature.

  3. Spear the apple with a skewer and dip into the date-caramel mixture.

  4. Sprinkle over almonds and chocolate and refrigerate to set completely before serving.

  5. Alternatively, for a more kid-friendly snack, chop apples into wedges first, and serve with caramel dipping sauce, almonds and chopped chocolate on the side.


Formulation courtesy of Dan Churchill