Miniature Caramel Apples prove that big taste can come in a small package! Small balls of apples are dunked in chocolate, then given a coating of smooth, chewy caramel. They’re as delicious as they are adorable, and they make the perfect party appetizer or favor.
It’s not traditional to coat apples with candy coating before covering them with caramel, but in this recipe it’s absolutely necessary. Without a protective coating, the moisture in the apples causes the caramel to slide right off. This recipe yields between 12-16 mini apples, depending on the size of your scoop and your apples.
- 2 large apples
- 1 cup candy coating, flavor of your choice (chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter, etc)
- 10 oz soft caramels
- 1.5 tbsp cream or water
- Toothpicks or lollipop sticks
- Nuts, sprinkles, or candy for decoration (optional)
- Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
- Carve small round balls of apples by melon balller, ensuring one surface with apple skin. Pat apple balls dry well. Insert tooth pick into top.
- Melt candy coating in microwave and dip in it each apple to the skin. Arrange the apples onto baking sheet. Refrigerate until coating gets firm.
- Meanwhile, make the caramel. Put unwrapped caramels and cream or water in a microwaveable bowl and heat in microwave on high for 30 seconds. Cool it with frequent stirring.
- Now cover the apples with caramel dip.
- If you want, you can dip apples in chopped coconuts, nuts and chocolate chips.