Monday, October 31, 2011

Mini Caramel Apples

Happy Halloween! I really wish I was writing this post about these yummy pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting I made but alas, they did not last long enough for pictures. I was able to snap a photo of these mini caramel apples I made however. I was going to make these for our annual harvest party but I decided that it was just a little too much work to make a few dozen of these so I just made a few for Ryan and me. I was excited about these because you get more of the good stuff with these little suckers. They are easy and tasty but the caramel does not stick very well to the apple were the peel has been removed. I read a few things that say to add as little water to the caramel as possible but that did not seem to help much. I did dip a few in just chocolate and those held up great so if you plan on making these serve them right away or use just melted chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter chips instead. You could also experiment with the caramel wraps that are available.


  • apples
  • 1 bag of caramels
  • nuts, sprinkles, melted chocolate, anything you wish to add.
  • twigs, lollipop sticks or pretzels sticks for handles
  • melon baller


Using a melon baller, scoop out little balls of apple. Add a handle of your choice and set on a piece of wax paper.

Melt the caramels in a sauce pan using as little water as possible (I only melted about 1/3 of a bag but the whole bag should make enough for 5 apples or about 35 mini apples).

Dip each mini apple into the melted caramel and turn to coat. Then dip in your extra toppings if desired and place back on the wax paper. Serve immediately.

Recipe found at From Glitter To Gumdrops

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