Make those beautiful Gourmet Caramel Apples you see at the chocolate store for less!
It’s that time of year, when we just can’t get enough of everything caramel apple. With the popularity of the apple pie caramel apples we posted last year, we thought it would be fun to show you how to make MORE of the most gourmet caramel apples for less. You know the kind of apples you’d pay up to six plus dollars for at the chocolate candy store? Well, how about making a batch at home to give to all your family and friends, and the cost per apple is around $1.50…”how about them apples?” Pretty sweet, eh?!
The most fun part of making them at home is that you can get crazy with the toppings! Really, the sky is the limit here.
We gathered up all of our favorite toppings: peanut butter cups, graham crackers, sprinkles, candy corn, mini marshmallows, butterfingers, Oreos and Reese’s Pieces. Are we missing any? Potato Chips…dang it!
To start you’ll need to make the homemade caramel – click here for the recipe. This recipe is amazing, and so simple. You’ll always want to make this homemade version from here on out once you try it.
Okay…on to the fun part, decorating your apples for Halloween or your next party. With simple black and white paper straws and black paper die cut shapes, you can make them spooky for Halloween!
We left the wooden popsicle sticks in the apples and with a pair of scissors, we just cut the paper straws to fit around the wooden sticks. This way you still get the sturdiness of the wooden stick in the heavy apple and it works as a stand to hold up the cute Halloween decorations.
Next up…the witches in flight! These simple witch shapes are cut out using the Silhouette or the Cricut Explore and we shared the Halloween Silhouette digital file here, so you can make them too! With a little dab of hot glue and a few twigs, we attached them onto the wooden popsicle sticks. Aren’t they so fun! They’d look adorable on your Halloween treat table!
How about those little black spider rings you see every year at this time. If you just cut off the ring part and add a little hot glue to each one, you can make these cute spider caramel apples.
Then there’s the little Mummy that could. With just a little extra melted white chocolate or candy melts and edible eyes, this little guy is ready for Halloween.
When it comes to favorite toppings, you can’t go wrong with crushed butterfinger,
or crushed oreos, salted pretzel pieces, and a big drizzle of chocolate.
How about the S’mores Caramel Apple? Once you have the homemade caramel on each one, the toppings are so simple to add on.
I hope we’ve inspired you to try making Caramel Apples at home, they’re the best this time of year. Happy Fall!