I have a new post called Mini Caramel Apples Revisited with new tips, tricks, & advice which you can find here.
Or if you are looking for something simpler & just as fun I also have a Caramel Apple Slices recipe that you will love!
I was so excited to make these Mini Caramel Apples … maybe a little too excited. Unfortunately, they didn’t turn out exactly as I planned. Although they look pretty in these pictures I ran into several difficulties and it took a little longer than I was planning. On the upside, my sweet tooth is completely satisfied and I had fun taste testing throughout the whole process!
What you’ll need:
Chopped peanuts, sprinkles, mini white or dark chocolate, or any other chopped candy – like oreos!
Skinny twigs, toothpicks, or pretzel sticks
Mini muffin liners
First, clean the apple and use the Melon Baller to cut out the mini apples. I picked out 2 large apples and was able to cut out 22 mini apples from each apple, giving me 44 mini apples to work with – that’s a lot!
Next, melt the caramel according to the packaging directions. Make sure to keep an eye on the caramel when microwaving it, I stepped away for what felt like a second and my caramel burned, so sad!
I found that the best way to keep the caramel from hardening too quickly was to microwave them in a glass bowl – following the directions on the package – then I placed the melted caramel on a pot of boil water to keep it warm. If you do this, make sure that the boiling water doesn’t splatter everywhere.
Take one of the mini apples, pat it dry with a paper towel, and place it in the caramel top down. Using a toothpick flip the apple over, stick the toothpick into the top of the mini caramel apple, and twirl it around until it is completely covered. Set the mini caramel apple in a mini muffin liner then remove the toothpick and insert the twig in its place.
Originally, they looked like the photo above, at least for about 15 minutes, and then the caramel began to slide off the mini apples.
I then decided to try dipping them in chopped peanuts before placing them in mini muffin liners. For some reason the caramel and nuts seemed to stick well to the mini apple as I took my time taking pictures of them.
They are now sitting in my refrigerator until my husband comes home so that we can enjoy them together and they are still looking good. There was a little melting on the bottom during their photo shoot, but not too much that it was a mess and refrigeration definitely helps!
I don’t recommend you make these ahead of time for a party, but if you have your heart set on them I suggest coating them in nuts, chocolate, sprinkles, or candy, place them in individual mini muffin liners, and keep them cold until the last possible moment.
Even with the problems I had, I will probably be making these again in the future just because they are so cute and so festive for the autumn season!
I really wanted these Mini Caramel Apples to be a winning recipe, so I decided to try my hand at them again. Check out this Mini Caramel Apples Revisited post for more tips, tricks, & advice.
Or just skip to the best possible solution/recipe & try out these Caramel Apple Slices!
Mini Caramel Apples
- An Apple
- Melon Baller
- Melted Caramel
- Chopped peanuts, sprinkles, mini white or dark chocolate, or any other chopped candy – like oreos!
- Skinny twigs, toothpicks, or pretzel sticks
- Mini muffin liners
- First, clean the apple and use the baller to cut out the mini apples.
- Next, melt the caramel according to the packing directions.
- Take one of the mini apples, pat it dry with a paper towel, and place it in the caramel top down.
- Using a toothpick flip the apple over, stick the toothpick into the top of the mini caramel apple, and twirl it around until it is completely covered.
- Cover the mini caramel apple in nuts, place in a mini muffin liner, and remove the toothpick inserting the twig in its place.
- Continue this process until you have covered all of the mini apples. Keep the mini caramel apples cold until its time to serve.
- 1 large apple and makes 22 mini apples.
- Make sure to keep an eye on the caramel when microwaving it you don’t want the caramel to burn.
- To keep the caramel warm while you cover the mini apples, place the melted caramel, in a glass bowl, on a pot of boiling water.
- Keep the mini apples cold until its time to serve.
I’d love to see your Mini Caramel Apples!
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With love, G
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that though He was rich,
yet for your sake He became poor,
so that you by his poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9