This recipe for mini caramel apples takes the full-size version and turns it into a bite-sized dessert. This recipe is perfect for parties for younger kids. The recipe takes some prep work, but it's totally worth it. You can decorate the caramel apples with anything you desire!
We're headed into that time of year when it feels as though there is some deliciously appetizing (albeit unhealthy) treat lurking around every corner. I always breathe a sigh of relief after making it through November and the irresistible pumpkin desserts that are everywhere I turn. My relief is short-lived because December brings scrumptious holiday cookies and candies.
Why you'll love this recipe
Caramel apples are, hands down, one of my fall favorites. The only problem is that sometimes an entire apple seems like too much. My simple answer to that problem? Caramel apples… done miniature style!
These caramel apples really are simple and would be a perfect baking project to do with children. Getting the caramel on is the most difficult part, and is best reserved as an adult job. Once that is done, you can decorate the apples however you would like. We used toffee candy chips, pecans, and sprinkles!
Heather's helpful hints
It is best to work in batches of 3-4 when you are making these mini caramel apples. Also, be sure not to add more than a tablespoon of heavy cream to the caramel otherwise it will be too runny any won't set. I found this video to be helpful explaining the entire process.
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Mini Caramel Apples
- 20 lollipop sticks
- 3 large apples grannysmith are best
- 1 ½ cups caramel baking bits
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- crushed nuts or sprinkles for topping
- Peel apples. Using a melon baller, scoop out apple balls. Insert the sucker stick into the apple. Be careful not to puncture the stick through the other end. In a small pot add caramel baking bits and heavy cream. Melt over low heat, stirring constantly until completely melted. Fill a small bowl with icy water. Set aside.
- Thoroughly dry the apple with a paper towel to remove excess moisture from the surface. Dip the apple into the mixture, swirling to coat and being sure to get the caramel on the stick a little. This will help keep out the water on the next step. Immediately dip the caramel apple into the icy water for a few seconds to quickly set the caramel.
- Dry the caramel off gently with a paper towel. Press the top of the caramel apple into the desired topping if using. Place caramel apple into the fridge or freezer to finish setting.
Notes and Tips
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