Four easy ways to make caramel apples for family night and create happy memories.
Caramel apples are a timeless tradition. (Don’t like caramel? Dip your apples in chocolate instead.)
Here’s how to make your caramel apples from easy to awesome.
1. Caramel Apple Wraps
It doesn’t get any easier than this!
Just wrap the caramel squares around an apple, push in the stick and warm in the oven or microwave. Comes with caramel and sticks for 5 apples. Can be found in any grocery store in the fall, or on Amazon.
You may want to use Wilton’s caramel apple treat cup. It’s like a very short cupcake wrapper for the bottom of the caramel apple.
2. Easy Caramel Dipping Sauce for Apples
Keep it simple with a caramel dipping sauce and apple slices. (Put slices in plastic zipper bag with a tsp lemon juice and shake to keep them from browning.)
Caramel Dipping Sauce
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1½ c brown sugar
- ½ c light corn syrup
- ½ c butter
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Measure out all your ingredients and have them ready because once you've started cooking you won't have time to do it before it burns.
- Put water in bottom of pan on stove. Add brown sugar and light corn syrup.
- Turn burner on to high. Watch sugar melt and begin to bubble, but don't stir. Remove from heat when it begins to turn brown.
- The longer it cooks, the darker it becomes and it also gets less sweet.
- Quickly add sweetened condensed milk and butter with a whisk.
- When completely melted in, add vanilla and stir until combined.
- Cool caramel in pot and use immmediately or transfer to container in fridge until ready to use. Will keep in the fridge until the best before date on the cream that you used to make it. To use it from refrigerator, warm in microwave to make it soft again.
3. Caramel Apple Dipper Station
Festive “original” caramel apple maker features a dipping pot heated by a candle to keep your caramel or chocolate warm and 6 topping compartments.
It can melt caramels or chocolate but takes a very, very long time. It’s a better idea to make the caramel sauce above (or melt Kraft caramels or chocolate) and use dipping pot to keep it warm and dippable.
4. Nostalgia Caramel Apple Party Station with Electric Fondue Pot
Don’t just hand out caramel apples, make it a party with the Nostaliga Caramel Apple Dipper. Everyone can have the fun of dipping their apples into warm caramel or chocolate and then dipping into toppings, too.
- 16 oz dipping pot melts and keeps caramel or chocolate at the perfect temperature for dipping
- 6 Separate trays for holding your favorite toppings
- Includes 25 sticks and plastic bags
- Easy to use and easy to clean
- Melting pot can also be used for nacho cheese, fondue parties, dipping strawberries, marshmallows, breads and more.
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