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Caramel Apples (with leftover candy)


I knew I wanted to make these with Solara because she just loves stuff like this. As you can tell by the look on her face, we had a ton of fun making these caramel apples. I love that we used all our leftover Halloween candy since it was just staring me in the face anyways! I will say though... this makes a mess haha. Don't say I didn't warn ya!

CARAMEL APPLES

Grab a few simple pantry ingredients and whip up a gorgeous batch of gourmet looking {but totally easy!} caramel apples at home!

Yield: up to 12 caramel apples. I made 5.

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS:
  • 5 or 6 large cold organic apples, any kind you like

  • 2 bags caramels, unwrapped {11 oz. bags}

  • 2-3 tablespoons cold water

  • any desired coatings/toppings such as:

  • shredded coconut

  • mini chocolate chips

  • graham cracker crumbs

  • mini M&M's

  • mini marshmallows

  • crushed cookies

  • chopped nuts

  • white chocolate

  • festive sprinkles, optional

  • left over Halloween candy We used all our left over Halloween candy! It worked out perfectly. I also had festive sprinkles already in my cabinet.

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Wash cold apples well and dry with clean kitchen cloth. Remove stems and push craft sticks {or cleaned sticks from the garden} 1 inch into the apples to secure them into place. Set aside.

  2. Unwrap caramels and place into a large bowl with water. Set aside.

  3. Place any desired toppings into dishes or onto paper plates.

  4. Melt any chocolate you wanted for drizzling. I used white chocolate chips.

  5. Back to the bowl of caramels and water: microwave 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally to melt caramel completely.

  6. To make caramel apples, take a cold, clean and dry apple and dip it into the warm caramel. Turn apple completely around in the hot caramel to coat evenly. Let the excess drip off the apple for a good 30 seconds before dipping into prepared toppings. Place apple onto sheet of wax paper. Continue dipping and coating apples until all are covered. Feel free to refrigerate 5-10 minutes to solidify caramel faster. {Totally optional step!} After 3 or 4 apples, you may have to reheat the caramel if you notice its getting thicker and thus harder to get a thin, even coat on your apples.

This recipe/ idea is not my own! I was completely inspired by THIS recipe. Check her out and see how she made her own gourmet caramel apples. I used her exact instructions for my apples.


 

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