Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mini Caramel Apples {Easy Entertaining}

Need a fabulous Halloween treat that takes less time than a batch of cookies to prepare? Look no further. You can make about 6 mini caramel apples per apple, so you only need a few to go a long way (scroll down for instructions)

What you need:
melon baller (or a metal 1 tsp measuring spoon)
melted caramels
lollipop sticks
sprinkles (optional)
mini cupcake liners (optional)


  • Use a melon baller to cut out circles from your apple. Depending on how big your apples are, and which end of the melon baller you use, you can get 6-8 mini apples per apple.
  • Press a lollipop stick into the colored portion of the apple
  • Dab the entire mini apple with a paper towel if you are dipping immediately, or leave on a paper towel to try.
  • Melt the caramels as directed on the package
  • Dip the mini apples into the melted caramel
  • Roll in sprinkles if desired (though, I recommend NOT using black sprinkles if they are not going to be consumed the same day- mine dissolved and discolored the bottom of some of my lovely caramel apples- not cool)
  • Place mini apple into a mini cupcake liner (optional, but I think it adds a darling touch, helps your guests pick them up, and keeps your platter clean!)
  • Serve on a platter, or wrap them individually in lollipop plastic bags (you can find them where Wilton cake supplies are sold, and probably the same place you'll find the lollipop sticks)
And because I'm ok with shameless plugs, don't they look amazing on my Old Town Imports serving tray? Yes, yes indeed.


Amy said...

Love them!

stacey said...

can't wait to do them! got all the supplies today finally. well, except for the apples :)

gbrooks said...

mmm, they look so good AND sound easy.

Amy B. said...

I totally missed these when you posted them...stinking updater thingy!!! They look so GOOD!!!