There are certain foods that, when mentioned, you automatically think of as a “fall food”. Ever since I can remember, caramel apples have been one of those foods for me. It’s also such a fun Halloween treat!
The farms are stock full of a variety of apples this time of year, most of which are perfect for caramelizing and dipping. There are no limits as to what you can top them with. The best part about it is how easy these treats are to make. So easy, I even include my children in the process. Here are the easy step by step instructions:
After gathering supplies and toppings, insert sticks into the apples, line cookie sheet with wax paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Unwrap caramels (this is where the children really help me out) then melt in saucepan with 2 Tbs. water. Stir over med-low heat until melted and smooth.
Dip apples in caramel, using a spoon to spread and cover them completely.
After apples have set and cooled on cookie sheet for a few minutes, fold in excess caramel on bottom.
(I’m sorry I didn’t get a good picture of them cooling, I was too preoccupied with the children.)
Now the fun part! Roll apples in topping.
*Note: I pressed them in a little to help them stay on.
Place finished apples on cookie sheet and refrigerate for one hour.
Take out and let set a few minutes before serving.
Devour and enjoy!
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