These little guys can be made for anything from preschool snacks to dessert for a nice dinner. They’re really easy to make, but you have to know a few tricks before making them.
5 Granny Smith Apples
1 package Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels or Kraft Caramel Bits
2 packs lollipop sticks
sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, crushed candy bars, etc.
flour for dredging
Place a sheet of waxed paper on a cookie sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
Use a melon baller to scoop rounded balls from the apples. Cut the peel off each mini apple after scooping. Dredge the mini apples in flour and skewer with a lollipop stick as shown in the photo. Add caramels to a medium sauce pan on medium-low heat. Follow package directions if using Caramel Bits (these are new, I believe and so easy to use!). If using Werther’s Caramels, cook over medium-low heat until melted. Dip dredged apples in melted caramel. Make sure to cover the apples completely. Let the excess caramel drip off – scrape the bottom of the apples if necessary. Immediately sprinkle or roll apples in toppings. Refrigerate until caramel is set, about one hour. Remove 15 minutes before serving.