Halloween is coming and Caramel apples always remind me of Halloween. I don’t really know why?! Maybe because when I was little I would always get at least one caramel apple in my Halloween bag. (Actually it was usually a pillowcase I used when I was a youngster lol) Nowadays people don’t give homemade treats anymore. I guess because there are some crazy people out there who ruined it for the rest of us, like the ones who put the razors in the apples? Anyway, I would love to pass out caramel apples at Halloween but I will be making them for my little nephews and nieces instead this year.
I always used to get Caramel apples at the Halloween Carnivals at school, remember those! Ahhh the good old days! And winning the goldfish as a prize at the carnival…..every year I would win a goldfish! I can’t wait till my three year old son is old enough to have a school Halloween Carnival, so much fun!
I usually only make cakes, but while I was making this Caramel Apple Layer Cake, I was inspired to try caramel apples!
Caramel Apples are so delicious! I have found new techniques to eat them easier over the years….I never try to bite into them anymore, only cut them in slices with a knife. Remember eating these when you were little and finishing with a face full of caramel? lol! These Caramel apples can be decorated any way you want, but these were made by dipping in sliced and crushed almonds, mini chocolate chips, and then piped with melted chocolate- YUM! They can also be a great gift, just wrap them in pretty cellophane paper and tie with a ribbon. The perfect Halloween treat!
Prep Time: 8
Cook Time: 2
Ingredients (6 apples)
- 6 apples
- 1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
- 2 tablespoons milk
Chill apples in the refrigerator over night (it helps caramel set quicker)
Remove the stem from each apple and press a craft stick into the top. Butter a baking sheet.
Place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool briefly.
Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. Place on prepared sheet to set.
Refridgerate for about 15 minutes to set caramel
Garnish anyway you like, dip in chocolate, nuts, mini chocolate chips, pipe chocolate over caramel or any other idea!