Caramel apples are a quintessential Fall and Halloween dessert. You can't go without one during this season...or at least I can't.
For our Halloween party, we had decided to make some. Then....I came across this post for mini caramel apples...who woulda thunk it? I absolutely loved the idea of bite-sized mini caramel apples, and can't believe that I didn't think of it myself.
We ran into really only one problem with these delicious baby bites. No matter how much we buttered or greased the wax paper or tray that they sat one, they still stuck like crazy. We had to pry them off with a metal scraper. So, next time we will either dip the bottoms in sprinkles or chopped nuts. Just a lil FYI for those of you who have never made them.
This recipe is so simple that I'm not even going to put it in traditional recipe format. All you need is a bag of wrapped caramels or the cool lil caramel bits. I used the wrapped caramels, and followed the directions on the bag melting. As that was melting, I used the larger side of my melon baller to scoop out lil balls of apple. We used Granny Smith apples, and I made sure that I got the skin of the apple on every ball. I got about 6-8 balls out of each apple, and we used 5 good-sized apples. Then, in each apple, I put a little cocktail pick. I've seen people use toothpicks, lollipop sticks, and mini pretzel rods. After that, just start dipping!
Again, to prevent sticking, you might want to dip the bottoms in sprinkles or nuts. This doesn't have to just be for caramel. You could also do chocolate covered apples, or go super decadent and do caramel then chocolate. YUM! ;) Enjoy!