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These Mini Caramel Apples Are So Easy To Make

How cute are these bite-sized caramel apples?

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Caramel apples are one of the very best things about fall. For a fun take on the classic treat, whip up a batch of mini caramel apples using this simple recipe from These would be perfect to serve at a Halloween party or even as a special after-school snack (hello, mother of the year!).


First, gather up everything you see above: hard, crisp apples, caramels (natch), cake pop sticks, melon baller, wax paper and a cookie sheet.

Step 1: Scoop ’em out.


Now you’ve got what you need to work with.


Step 2: Place apples on a wax paper-covered cookie sheet, and then stick in the cake pop sticks.


Step 3: Melt the caramel (the Kraft ones have instructions on the side).


Step 4: Dip apples in the caramel.


Uh oh! Hopefully yours don’t turn out like this.


Here are a few tips from on how to get the caramel to stick to the apples:

• Let the caramel cool BEFORE you dip the apples. It has to thicken a little and not be so hot.

• Apples should be room temperature.

• If there is still skin on the apple, make sure the waxy skin is gone. OR boil the apples whole for about 30 seconds to get the wax off, then scoop them out.

• Don’t store them in the fridge, they tend to “sweat” and the caramel can come off.

You should end up with something resembling the adorable bite-sized caramel apples below. Finish them off with sprinkles or chopped nuts.