Fall – it makes us think of pumpkins, flannel, football games and lots of other treats. These caramel apples are a great activity to create with the kids, a group of friends or on your own. They are easy to make, yummy and customizable with either sprinkles or your favorite nuts.
- 5 medium to large apples (I used Gala)
- 11-ounce package of caramels
● 2 tablespoons of milk
- 5 “treat” sticks (I used the Wilton brand)
- Sprinkles or nuts (for decorating)
- Wash, dry and remove the stems of the apples. Sometimes apples have a “wax” coating that you will want to make sure you remove to ensure the caramel sticks to the apples.
- Place the apples on a plate and put in the freezer for 15 minutes. Cover a plate with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Unwrap the caramels and put them in a medium saucepan. Add the two tablespoons of milk and bring to a medium-high boil, stirring constantly with a large spoon until smooth.
- Remove from the heat and let it sit about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, so it doesn’t harden up.
- Put chopped nuts and/or sprinkles into small bowls. Put a treat stick into each apple and push down.
- Dip the apple into the caramel, covering it completely. You can also spoon it on and smooth with a dinner knife.
- Roll in the nuts and/or sprinkles and place on the parchment paper. You will use a lot more sprinkles than you think you will need. I used over an ounce of sprinkles to cover one apple.
- Put in the fridge for 15 minutes to cool. These must be kept refrigerated.