I’ve been drooling over all the pictures of the caramel apples I’ve been seeing on Pinterest lately and I don’t even really like apples. But smother them with caramel and chocolate, and they’re all of a sudden, a bit more attractive. I planned to attempt to make some for my kids’ carnival-themed birthday party this last weekend, so I did some research first.
I found this post from The Farmer’s Wife that gave me all the visual inspiration I needed, and I loved her tip about soaking the apples in a water and vinegar solution so the caramel sticks to the apples better. Then, I read Kristyn from Lil’ Luna’s post, titled, Tips on How to Make Perfect Caramel Apples. I went back and forth with her a bit on Pinterest and she helped me decide how many bags of caramels I needed, etc. I printed out both tutorials, and went shopping. I actually found the lollipop sticks Kristyn used in her tutorial, and I thought they would be cute for my fall carnival party, too. These ladies make things look so simple! And their photos are FAB! So, why are you here? Well, because I’m just going to tell you the honest-to-gosh truth about my caramel apple making experience.
Here’s what I used:
20 Granny Smith apples
4 bags of caramels (I used Kraft brand)
Popsicle or lollipop sticks
Sprinkles, nuts, etc. (optional for dipping)
Waxed paper or jumbo baking cups (sprayed with non-stick spray)
(Note: I got 10 caramel apples out of two bags of caramels)