Caramel apples are one of the best things about autumn. Not only are they delicious and fun to eat but they are rather easy to make at home. Whether you are looking for an addition to your Halloween party or a dessert with a bit of childhood nostalgia, you'll enjoy these five takes on DIY caramel apples.
Naturally, we've included classic recipes for caramel apples but also a few grown-up desserts you can serve next time you are entertaining friends and family.
TIPS FOR THE BEST DIY CARAMEL APPLES
DIY caramel apples are fun for the whole family. To make sure things go as smoothly as possible, follow these simple tips:
- Wash and dry the apples really well.
- Remove the stem and insert a popsicle stick or preferred holder.
- Place the apples in the freezer for at least 15 minutes prior to coating with caramel. This will help the caramel stick.
Southern-Style Caramel Apples
In the Southern United States, caramel apples are commonly dipped in chopped pecans or crushed peanut brittle - two very delicious options.
MINI CARAMEL APPLES
These adorable mini caramel apples can be decorated with twigs or lollipop sticks. Learn how to make them here.
DIY CARAMEL APPLES USING CARAMEL CANDY
This easy recipe calls for pre-packaged caramel candies melted with a bit of cream for effortless dipping.
CARAMEL APPLE WEDGES
While not a traditional caramel apple recipe, this exciting dish makes things a little easier. You simply sauté the apples then coat them in a caramel sauce.
CARAMEL APPLE CHEESECAKE
For a more grown-up twist on caramel apples, why not whip up this tempting caramel apple cheesecake?