My kids will eat anything with sprinkles. So when we told them we were making apples with sprinkles, they were sold. Better yet, we told them they could help. Hooray for fruit! (My husband just commented that it is no longer fruit if you wrap it in caramel and dip it in sugar.) Whatever. The hit of the Halloween party was our mini caramel apple activity.
We found this idea in the September issue of Family Fun Magazine.
Theirs turned out a little neater than ours, but I'm sure ours tasted just as good! I couldn't stop eating them! Their site has lots of fun Halloween recipes, costumes, and party ideas--check it out!
We made a few changes to their recipe that we thought made it easier. Here's our quick tutorial for these adorable mini caramel apples.
What you'll need:
* 2-3 large apples
*Caramel apple wraps (we found these at Walmart--they're sheets of caramel that you wrap around the apple instead of trying to dip them)
*Sprinkles, nuts, coconuts, or any other toppings you want
1. Use the melon baller to cut small, round pieces out of your apples. Try to include the skin on each one so they look like real caramel apples when you're done. Insert a toothpick into the skin-side of each one.
Each apple made at least 8 mini apples. Holy apples!
2. Cut the caramel wrap sheets into small squares. Wrap them around the mini apples. Try to touch them as little as possible--the heat from your hands makes them hard to handle!
Okay, so some of them look pretty funny, but they still tasted great!
4. Gather your toppings.
5. Dip your apples! The wrap instructions say to microwave them for 15-20 seconds, but after handling them they were sticky enough to hold our toppings, so we skipped that step.
6. Eat and enjoy!
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