Caramel Apples


Surprise the little or big trick or treaters in your family with Caramel Apples . They're such fun to make and are so festive. All it takes to make these delicious treats is to give them a quick dip in warm caramel and then decorate them with sprinkles, chopped nuts, or whatever else that you love.


Ingredients for Caramel Apples:


1 1/2 pounds (5-6) small apples

1 bag caramel

1 tablespoon water

sprinkles, figure on an ounce per apple

lollipop or candied apple sticks

Time-Saving Tips: Make sure to have your sprinkles ready to roll the apples in as soon as they're coated in the melted caramel because they dry pretty quickly. Prepare the apples earlier in the day, so the caramel has a chance to set.


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Wash and thoroughly dry the apples. The apples need to be dry for the caramel to stick. Carefully take the sticks and poke them through the top of the apple. Insert the stick almost to the bottom of the fruit; don't pierce the bottom of the apple.


I like to melt the caramel in the microwave, so I don't have to scrub a pot clean of this sticky candy. Unwrap the entire bag of candy and transfer to a small microwave-safe bowl; stir in a tablespoon of water. Place in microwave for a minute and then stir using a butter knife. Whenever I melt candy in the microwave, I mix with a butter knife, so all of the candy doesn't get stuck in a spoon. Return to microwave for another 45 seconds and stir again. Don't be deceived if the candy still looks to have held its shape, mix it, and you will see it melt. Return to the microwave in 30-second intervals as needed.


Moving quickly before the caramel hardens, dip the apple in the melted candy and turn to coat it. Use a spoon to help you coat the apple. Once covered, hold the apple and with the help of a butter knife, wipe off the excess caramel. Immediately decorate the apple in sprinkles and transfer to a parchment-lined surface to set.


They're ready! Caramel Apples always look so festive and are so delicious. They make great party favors and can even be the centerpiece for a buffet because they look so great. Change the color of the sprinkles, and you can serve these apples for any occasion.


Enjoy!


Caramel Apples:


  • 1 1/2 pounds (5-6) small apples

  • 1 bag caramel

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • sprinkles, figure on an ounce per apple

  • lollipop or candied apple sticks

  • Wash and thoroughly dry the apples. The apples need to be dry for the caramel to stick. Carefully take the sticks and poke them through the top of the apple. Insert the stick almost to the bottom of the fruit; don't pierce the bottom of the apple.

  • I like to melt the caramel in the microwave, so I don't have to scrub a pot clean of this sticky candy. Unwrap the entire bag of candy and transfer to a small microwave-safe bowl; stir in a tablespoon of water. Place in microwave for a minute and then stir using a butter knife. Whenever I melt candy in the microwave, I mix with a butter knife, so all of the candy doesn't get stuck in a spoon. Return to microwave for another 45 seconds and stir again. Don't be deceived if the candy still looks to have held its shape, mix it, and you will see it melt. Return to the microwave in 30-second intervals as needed.

  • Moving quickly before the caramel hardens, dip the apple in the melted candy and turn to coat it. Use a spoon to help you coat the apple. Once covered, hold the apple and with the help of a butter knife , wipe off the excess caramel. Immediately decorate the apple in sprinkles and transfer to a parchment-lined surface to set.

  • Time-Saving Tips: Make sure to have your sprinkles ready to roll the apples in as soon as they're coated in the melted caramel because they dry pretty quickly. Prepare the apples earlier in the day, so the caramel has a chance to set.

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