Caramel Apple-y Ever After

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Autumn is the time for crisp, cool breezes, falling leaves and cozy, comforting fall foods. What better way to embrace fall’s a-peel than with an ooey, gooey caramel apple? Whole caramel apples can be messy and tough to eat, so try using skewered fruit slices instead. Crafted with crisp apples, wrapped caramels and goodies from our Bulk Department, they’re a perfect dessert for parties, family outings or just a fun afternoon snack. Follow our easy instructions for a sweet harvest treat that’ll leave you satisfied to the core.


Caramel apple board with bowls of toppings

Step 1: Prep Your Apples

Slice each apple into bite-size pieces and skewer. Blot any moisture off with a paper towel or cloth. This will help the caramel stick to the apple slices.

Step 2: Make a Rolling Station

Caramel sets quickly, so you’ll want to have everything ready and laid out in advance. For easy cleanup, set up your apple decorating station with lined muffin tins filled with each ingredient. You’ll also need a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, so you have a place to set your finished apple slices.

Step 3: Prepare the Caramel

Take a shortcut from time-consuming homemade caramel by using wrapped caramel candies from our Bulk Department. You’ll need about 35-40 caramels, unwrapped, to make a batch of five apples. Place the caramels in a small saucepan with 2 Tbsp of milk or water and heat on medium until melted.

Step 4: Dip ‘Em and Decorate

Dip the apple in the caramel and use a knife to spread it over both sides of the apple slice. Sprinkle on your favorite toppings, rotating the skewer to get both sides of the slice. Set completed apple slices on the parchment paper to dry.
Tip: For an extra sweet touch, melt your favorite chocolate in the microwave and use a spoon to drizzle a chocolatey swirl atop your cooled, treat-covered apple.


chocolate dipped apple slice with candy

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