Who doesn’t like Caramel Apples in the Fall? I’m all about making caramel from scratch, but sometimes that’s just not going to happen with our busy schedules. So here is the easiest way to get the job done on a busy night!
- Buy good, firm apples such as Granny Smith. One bag of caramel covers about 5 apples.
Keep apples refrigerated until ready to use. This helps the caramel stick to the apples and not slide off! Wash apples with dish soap (to remove the wax), remove stems and dry with a kitchen towel. Sick a sucker stick or popsicle stick into the tops of the apples
- Buy the 14 oz bag of caramels (that are all over the store right now) and unwrap them all and add them to a microwavable 8 cup measuring glass bowl. This is a great step for the kids to help you with!
- Microwave the caramels for about 3 min, checking after 1.5. Once the caramels are stirrable, stop microwaving and keep stirring to melt the leftover chunks. You don’t want to over heat the caramels, because then it will slide right off the apples.
- Lay out a piece of wax paper on a jelly roll pan spray it heavily with non stick spray!!! This is where you will rest the apples while you are making the rest.
6. Tip the bowl on it’s side to gather the caramel into a deeper pile, and dip the apples twisting in a circle.
7. Let excess caramel drip off the apple then place on your sprayed wax paper.
8. Finish the rest of the apples, then place them in the refrigerator for about an hour.
9. Take out the apples from the fridge about 15 min. before you want to eat them. This is how I serve them to my 4 year old… He has a hard time biting into the apple through the caramel! this way he gets it all in one bite rather than eating the caramel then the apple! 🙂