Today is all about apples – – I wasn’t sure wanted I wanted to post about, so I was wandering around the craft store for ideas. On the end cap there was a caramel apple display calling to me – yum!! I’m sure there are tons of recipes and tutorials out there, but I still wanted to post about it – I’ve never made a caramel apple before now, so I wanted to share my quick tips and tricks for a Simple Caramel Apple.
I know a bunch of you probably think “caramel apples, I make those all the time” – but if that’s not you (like me!), here ya go. We LOVE caramel apples – yum! – so it’s fun to try our hand a home version.
You’ll need – (like I mentioned above, this was genius marketing and was all located on an endcap, just taunting me so I had to buy it!)
–caramel (the one I found made for this worked awesome – I didn’t have to open a bunch of wrapped pieces or anything)
–trays and sticks
First up, wash your apples. I grabbed mine out of the fridge so they were cold, but I don’t know if that was the best thing – the caramel gets harder quicker so I think next time I’d keep them room temperature. Take off the stem and push in a caramel apple stick. I used these fun reusable plastic ones that look like sticks instead of sucker handles – pretty fun:
Heat up the caramel according to the directions on the package. I melted mine in the microwave. Easy peasy.
Then simply roll the apple around until it’s nice and coated:
Put the apple on the paper tray thing to let the caramel stiffen. Meanwhile, melt your candy melts. I then put mine in a piping bag to make it easier to drizzle, but you could just drizzle the melted candy on with a spoon.
See, totally doable! Just remember to work fast and you’ll be good to go. And no need to aim for perfection – it’s going to be delicious, so it’s not all about looks, obviously
If you’re nervous about dipping/rolling the whole apple, you can give my Loaded Apple Nachos a try – they’re yummy too!
Don’t forget to check out those other amazing Apple Projects from #CreativeBuzz bloggers: