Fall has finally arrived. Today I am sharing a favorite seasonal recipe: Caramel Apples.
Although I grew up attending festivals and carnivals where caramel apples were always available, I never ate them until a couple of years ago. Now, I can’t get enough of them! It’s tough to resist the sweet and gooey treats.
Some of the things I like most about this recipe is that it’s easy to do, and it’s a fun project you can do with children. Just make sure you keep watch on the temperature of the melted caramels. I know lots of us are preparing for Fall-themed and Halloween parties, so continue reading below for the recipe.
- 8 apples (I used Fuji apples)
- 1 bag of Kraft Caramels
- 2 tablespoons milk or water
- 8 wooden craft sticks, wooden skewers, or lollipop sticks
- 2-3 cups of crushed or chopped toppings (optional)
1. Remove the stem from each apple. Next, wash the apples then dry completely to remove any wax or dirt.
2. Insert a wooden stick or skewer into the top of each apple.
3. Line a plate or pan with parchment paper. Spray the paper with cooking spray. The lined dish or pan is where you will place the apples after they are dipped into the caramel sauce. The parchment paper and spray will help with sticking and clean up.
4. Unwrap the caramels into a microwave-safe bowl, add milk or water, and microwave on high for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes. Heat until the mixture has melted, stir as needed.
5. Quickly dip and roll the apples into the caramel sauce. Allow excess caramel to drip off. Optional: This is the moment when you should add your toppings to the apples. Either sprinkle the crushed food on top of the apples or dip and roll the apples in the toppings. Immediately place them on the prepared parchment paper sheet.
6. Refrigerate the caramel apples for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Serve and enjoy!
***Make sure to purchase enough bags of caramels to cover the number of apples purchased.
Thanks for reading. Please feel free to share how you like to prepare caramel apples.