Caramel apples are one of my favorite things to eat at the fair, and I have fond memories of them lined up on the snack table at Halloween parties at school. My kids love them, too, but have a hard time finishing an entire caramel apple. These slices are the perfect bite, easy to make with all the flavor of a traditional apple, but much easier to make (and eat!).
- 4 apples (pick your favorite snack apple)
- lollipop sticks
- melting chocolate (Ghiradelli if you can find it)
- caramel (I LOVE the salted caramel from Trader Joe's)
- Toppings: orange and black sprinkles, slivered almonds, toasted macadamia nuts, coconut etc.
Wash & slice your apples. Slice them, from side to side, on the thick side, 1/2 inch to 1 inch - so they don't split when you put them on the lollipop stick. You should get about 4 slices per apple, depending on the size of the apple. Remove the seeds, and, with a small paring knife, cut a small slit in the bottom of each slice. Insert the lollipop stick in the slit, & pat the apple slices dry. It's really important to pat them dry so the chocolate doesn't slide off into a mucky mess. Trust me on this one.
Lay the apples on a parchment covered baking sheet. Cover each apple slice in melted chocolate, and continue this process until all of your apples are covered in chocolate and have hardened.
Then drizzle the caramel & other toppings on top of your apple slices.
Let harden & enjoy!
Make these the day before & leave in your fridge on wax paper until you need them the next day.