Friday, October 2, 2009

Mini Caramel Apples

Ooh, I do love caramel apples. I really do. But I'm also not really a fan of messy food. And caramel apples rank right up there at the top of the list for messy foods. So, as much as I love them, I rarely make them and therefore my kids rarely get to have them. I thought I'd surprise the girls with a special Friday afternoon treat. The apples were on sale at Kroger this week. The caramels were on sale at Walgreens. Caramel apples were the obvious choice but I decided to dial down the messy factor and made mini caramel apples instead. When you can eat them in one bite the messy factor is greatly reduced.

Okay, so overlook the not so prettiness. I'm no Martha Stewart. But they were fun to make and fun to eat.

Wanna make your own mini caramel apples? Well, they're easy peasy. Okay, so that doesn't count the decorating. That is up to you and your abilities or lack thereof in my case.

You'll need:
2-3 apples
1/2-3/4 bag of caramels melted
lollipop sticks-I got mine at Michaels
Use a melon ball tool to cut mini apples out of apples.
Dry apples well with paper towel and insert lollipop sticks.
Melt caramels in microwave safe bowl on 1/2 power. I do this a minute at a time to begin with and then go for 30 seconds until it's done.
Dip mini apples into caramel and put on waxed paper to set.
If you want to drizzle with chocolate, melt chocolate chips and drizzle over the apples. Sprinkle with jimmies if you'd like.
Place in refrigerator until chocolate hardens.

Happy Eating!


Mrs Soup said...

I love the taste of carmel apples but have always had so much trouble actually eating them. This is BRILLIANT.

Kirsty said...

You are a GENIUS!! It's not so much the mess as how hard they are to eat when they are full sized. I'm so excited to try this! Thank you :) :)

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

What a great way to make these minus the mess!! Love it!

tina reynolds said...

These look so good. I am going to give them a try thanks so much.