Friday, October 16, 2009

Recipe For Fall: Mini Caramel Apples

Bite-size versions of the fall fair treat, these tiny "caramel" apples are a great party snack.

· 4-inch lollipop sticks
· Melon baller
· Granny Smith apples (one apple makes about 8 mini apples)
· Butterscotch or peanut butter chips or caramels
· Chopped nuts, nonpareils, sprinkles, shredded coconut (optional)
· Small paper candy cups

1. First, cut the lollipop sticks in half at an angle (the pointy end will go into the apple pieces easier).
2. With the melon baller, scoop little balls out of the apple. Each ball should have a section of apple peel. Push half of a lollipop stick into the peel of each ball. ***VERY IMPORTANT ***Pat the apple pieces dry.

3. Melt the chips according to the package directions.
4. Dip and swirl the mini apples in the melted chips, then roll the apples in nuts, sprinkles, nonpareils, or coconut, if desired.
5. Place the mini apples in paper candy cups to set.

*I have been told that they do not do well in Fridge overnight, so you need to make them the day you need them. I made mine the morning of the Halloween Party so I have not tried leaving them overnight.*


  1. LOVE this idea! I'm definitely going to be making some this Halloween!

  2. Thought these were adorable, but realized they must be eaten soon after making. We made them a day ahead for a school party - used Kraft caramels, but all the "juice" from the apple seeped out overnight and made the caramel all runny - gross. We had to throw them out. They were cute for about 2 hours. So make and eat!

  3. The recipe should state these need to be served within a couple of hours or the water from the apple will turn the caramel into mush. I stored mine overnight for a school party and they were all runny by morning. I had to throw them out.