Over the weekend we visited an apple farm and walked away with a bag of apples, apple cider, dried apples and apple fruit roll-ups! You can say fall has officially arrived in this house. And since we had so many apples we thought what could be more fun than making our own caramel apples?
We kept it simple and just melted Kraft classic caramels, and had fun with our toppings—I went crazy and covered one of the apples in my favorite snack, Cheez-It crackers! (You can see I made homemade Cheez-It crackers in this post) But I thought the sweet and salty combo would be a home run.
If make your own, here are some tips for you:
- Make sure your apples are room-temperature.
- Wash your apples well, and sand them down with sandpaper to be sure all the wax is off each apple. This will help the caramel stick and not slide off.
- When you are melting the caramels don’t add too much liquid to the caramels. Less is more here. If you add too much the caramel will become too thin.
- After I dipped my apple I liked to hold it up-side-down for a few seconds so it could cool before I dipped it in my topping of choice. This helped keep things from getting too messy.
It was a fun and sticky afternoon of making caramel apples and I’m looking forward to chowing down on these all week long!