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Caramel Apples

I saw these from a woman on a photography blog the other day and emailed her immediately for some tips. I haven’t had much of a sweet tooth during this pregnancy thus far, and that’s very out of character for me, but the second I saw these, I drove straight to the store for supplies. We had the apple pie flavor last year at Disneyland. It’s amazing. I didn’t find these too cheap to make, and they were messy and took me awhile, but I would do it again in a heartbeat. They are so incredibly worth it. They are pretty hefty too. I think you could wrap these up nice and pretty and give them as gifts. In fact, my sister did just that yesterday! The great thing about these is that you can decorate them with whatever your heart desires.

Apple Pie


5 Granny Smith apples (nice and tart)

Thick sucker sticks (craft store)

1-2 bags of caramels

2-4 Tb water

White melting chocolate (craft stores)

Cinnamon and sugar mixture

  1. First boil apples for 30 seconds or so. This step is really important. It melts the wax off of the apples making the caramel stick.
  2. Melt the caramels and water in a microwave safe bowl and heat according to package directions.
  3. Remove the stems and poke the sticks into each apple at the top. (Hint, I used a clean screw driver to help with the hole first).
  4. Dip each apple in caramel, gently shake off excess and place on a grease sheet of parchment on top of a cookie sheet.
  5. Allow apples to cool in fridge for 15 minutes.
  6. My caramel still dripped down so I used kitchen shears to trim off the excess caramel pools at the bottom. (You can reuse this caramel).
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 two more times. You want your apples triple dipped.
  8. Heat the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl according to package directions.
  9. Dip your apples in the white chocolate and gently shake to remove excess.
  10. After EACH apple, sprinkle the white chocolate with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  11. Allow to cool in fridge.

Rocky Road


5 Granny Smith apples (nice and tart)

Thick sucker sticks (craft store)

1-2 bags of caramels

2-4 Tb water

White melting chocolate (craft stores)

Milk chocolate chips

Mini Marshmallows

Crushed walnuts

  1. First boil apples for 30 seconds or so. This step is really important. It melts the wax off of the apples making the caramel stick.
  2. Melt the caramels and water in a microwave safe bowl and heat according to package directions.
  3. Remove the stems and poke the sticks into each apple at the top. (Hint, I used a clean screw driver to help with the hole first).
  4. Dip each apple in caramel, gently shake off excess and place on a grease sheet of parchment on top of a cookie sheet.
  5. Allow apples to cool in fridge for 15 minutes.
  6. My caramel still dripped down so I used kitchen shears to trim off the excess caramel pools at the bottom. (You can reuse this caramel).
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 two more times. You want your apples triple dipped. BUT, after this step for EACH apple stick mini marshmallows all over each one, not on the bottoms.
  8. Using the pre-melted white chocolate from the first apples, drizzle white chocolate over the apples.
  9. In microwave safe bowl, carefully melt milk chocolate.
  10. Drizzle over apples.
  11. While wet, sprinkle with nuts.
  12. Drizzle with caramel.
  13. Allow to cool.

No kidding, my husband walked in the door and without even tasting said, “Don’t you go thinking you are taking these to work.” haha.

My sister just made these but used toffee sprinkles. Oh yeah. Or s’mores…can you imagine?



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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 9:32 am

Hollan - Mine did not look like yours. Those are art. Yummy!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 1:08 pm

bridgette - michelle shared (basically ate the whole thing!) her rocky road one with me and it was sooooo good!

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