How to Make Caramel Apples
Make ooey, gooey, sweet and sticky caramel apples at home. Caramel apples, not to be confused with candied apples, are whole apples rolled or dipped in melted caramel. After the apples are coated with caramel they can be coated with a variety of scrumptious toppings, such as chopped nuts, crushed cookies, mini chocolate chips and sprinkles. One gourmet caramel apple can cost as much at 20 dollars if you ordered it online. With this easy recipe you can make your own gourmet caramel apples for a fraction of the cost.
Make sweet and sticky caramel apples coated with your favorite toppings!
What you need to make caramel apples:
- 6 large Granny Smith apples, wash and dried
- 12 Craft sticks or Popsicle sticks
- 1 14oz package of Kraft caramels
- 2 tablespoons water
- Baking sheet lined with waxed paper
- (Optional) toppings
- Remove the stems from the apples and replace with craft sticks or Popscile sticks. Set the apples aside.
- Unwrap the caramel.
- Melt the caramels and water in the microwave in short intervals, stirring occasionally.
- Dip the apples, one at a time, in the melted caramel. Let the excess caramel roll off.
- (Optional) Roll the apple in topping. See list of toppings below.
- Place the caramel apples on baking sheet lined with waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
- Caramel apples taste best the day they are made, but can be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 days.
- The caramel does not stick well to waxed apples. If you're apples are waxed wash them with hot water and rub the wax off before dipping them in melted caramel.
- Toppings stick best if you let the caramel cool down a little before adding the topping.
After you cover your apple in caramel coat it with on of these these delicious toppings.....
- Chopped nuts
- Crushed cookies
- Crushed candy bar
- Mini M&M's
- Mini chocolate chips
- Crushed peppermint
- Crushed pretzels
- Melted chocolate
- Mini Marshmallows