This picture is cute, but really, these guys are a mess… I thought it would be fun to bring a fall-ish treat to a study meeting. This recipe seemed super quick with a few shortcuts (and it was) but then the caramel just stuck to everything.
They certainly taste good if you like caramel apples, but I would highly suggest trying some cooking spray on the plastic wrap and possibly trying a harder apple than I used. I used Macintosh this time because it’s what I had at home. The link to the original recipe uses a homemade caramel, but since I wanted something quick I used the ones you purchase and just melt for caramel apples. They also suggest dipping the bottom of the mini apples into chocolate chips, nuts, or candies which would help. The ones I dipped into chocolate chips were MUCH less sticky.
Recipe (From my recipes )
- ½ -1 cup of melted caramels (the ones made for caramel apples)
- 2 large apples
- Mini chocolate chips
- Craft sticks
Use a mellon baller and scoop out the mini apples from the apples. I got 10-12 mini apple balls out of the two apples. Get your dipping supplies ready – you can be creative here with chocolate, nuts, etc. Stick the craft sticks into the skin side of the apple balls. Melt the caramel according to the package directions. Dip the apple balls into the caramel making sure to cover the apple over the edge with the skin. Allow the excess to drip off and immediately dip the apple ball into the toppings of your choice. I would highly suggest using a non-stick type of surface to cool and serve from. The original recipe suggests chilling until ready to serve and only making up to three hours ahead.