Carmel Apples & Happy Halloween!
Caramel… oozing all over crisp sweet apples. That’s exactly how I like my caramel apples. Last year, Bebe and I made these caramel apples for a Halloween party and honestly, these were just as fun to make as they were to eat.
Unfortunately, this year the “Halloween Crunch” (which can be likened to the Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year holiday crunch) really snuck up on us. Instead of making these fun caramel apples again, we made cupcakes out of the box and decorated them… which in hindsight, might have taken just as much effort and time to make.
The recipe for these caramel apple treats is super easy and can be found on Real Simple. All you need is a pack of Brach’s caramel squares and milk (original recipe calls for water).
Pick a bunch of fun candies (and/or nuts), in our case we chose marshmallows, yogurt chips and M&M’s, then garnish your freshly dipped caramel apple.
Note: A caveat of making these treats is that you use apples that are wax-free, to ensure that your caramel will stick to the apple. A mixture of lemon juice, water, and baking soda can be used to remove wax. A “how to” is available on the “Finding Joy in My Kitchen” blog here.
- Warm water
- 1 tablespoon lemon
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 14-ounce package of carmel candies (I used Brach's brand)
- 2 tablespoons milk (substitute with water)
- 6 Fujii apples (use granny smith or any other favorite)
- Paper candy sticks
- Wash the wax off the apples. In your sink or large tub, add warm water, lemon juice and baking soda. Brush the outside of the apple with a veggie brush. Remove from water and dry.
- Stick one stick in the top of each apple. Set aside.
- Set-up a tray lined with parchment paper or use a silicone mat to prevent the caramel apples from sticking.
- Remove wrappers from caramel and in a small pot, add caramels and milk over medium heat.
- Stir the caramel until melted.
- Dip each apple in the caramel and place on the lined tray.
- Decorate caramel apples with desired candies, or enjoy these plain.
- Caramel apples are best if enjoyed immediately. Leftover caramel apples can be stored in the refrigerator and brought to room temperature (to soften the caramel) and enjoyed as well.