Yesterday with the kids we made this Mini Caramel Apples Recipe and had so much fun doing it! The best part is checking out my total Pinterest Fail with the first batch we made. Didn’t change the taste at all and they were eaten super fast no matter what they looked like.
With the melon baller just scoop out ball sections of the apple. The scooped out apple was fought over by my kids! They actually were coming up with awesome ideas of things to do with it.
This was about 4 large apples scooped. Use a hard, crisp apple when making these. I think green is the best.
When they were all scooped I placed them on a cookie sheet with wax paper and stuck cake pop/sucker sticks in them. This is a good job for a kid.
Then my older girls melted the caramel. We followed the directions on the package of Kraft caramels.
Then you dip them in the caramel. I placed mine back on a greased sheet of wax paper.
Our first batch did not turn out real well… All the caramel completely dripped off the apples. This was after I had even held them for a while rotating them and letting them cool before I put them on the sheet.
Here are a few tips for getting the caramel to stick:
- Let the caramel cool BEFORE you dip the apples. It has to thicken a little and not be so hot.
- Apples should be room temperature.
- If there is still skin on the apple, make sure the waxy skin is gone. OR boil the apples whole for about 30 seconds to get the wax off, then scoop them out.
We had MUCH better luck after doing the first 2 tips.
Also, don’t store them in the fridge, they tend to “sweat” and the caramel can come off. These were so fun to make and so cute when they were done, that we are making more for their teachers but this time with chocolate and nuts as well!
:: Items Used ::
Caramel Sheets – These work the best! I found these just recently!
Melon Baller – Prices Vary
Double Boiler – The T-Fal one is on sale cheap!