DIY Mini Caramel Apples

by , posted on October 17th, 2012 in Cooking, Halloween, Parties & Celebrations

It’s no secret I’ve become obsessed with creating a mini Halloween party. There was the bunting, witch hat and mummy. Today, it’s mini caramel apples.

You’ll need:
lady apples
bag of caramels
craft sticks
parchment paper
baker’s twine

This is pretty easy. The only difficult part is finding lady apples. I buy them at an Asian market near me. Sometimes you’ll run across them in large chains, but I’d try high end grocery or specialty stores if you don’t have an Asian market near you. And if you really really can’t find them, here’s a super clever alternative.

Wash and dry your apples. Place a craft stick in each. I cut my craft sticks in half, but that’s up to you. Unwrap caramels, place them in a microwave safe bowl with 1 tablespoon water. Heat for 1 minute. Stir. Heat for 1 minute. Stir. Heat again if needed. You want the caramel nice and runny. Now dip an apple and spin. Let the excess run off. Set it on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Then do the same for the rest of the apples. Refrigerate until the caramel sets. That’s it.

If you want to be extra fancy or you’re transporting them to a party or work, wrap each apple in a square of parchment and tie off with a bit of baker’s twine.

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12 Responses to “DIY Mini Caramel Apples”

  1. erin//suchsmallsteps Says:

    October 17th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    These are too cute! My kids’ classes would love them. Now I’ll just have to look around for those tiny apples.

  2. Helen Says:

    October 17th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    These look so yummy and so pretty. And, we have several Asian stores quite close to us.

  3. Jillian in Italy Says:

    October 18th, 2012 at 1:41 am

    I’m so in love with all these miniature crafts and recipes. Those teeny apples are amazing. And now I must plant one in my garden so that I can make these next year! Are they the size of a plum more or less?

  4. Wendy McDonagh-Valentine Says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    These are absolutely adorable and I love the way you’ve packaged them with the wax paper and baker’s twine!! My son was just saying he’s in the mood for a caramel apple. I’m thinking I might have to take a visit to our local Asian market for those apples. Although, he’s 6 foot 2 and about 220 lbs. so I’m also thinking lady apples might not be enough to satisfy him!! LOL!! : )

    ~ Wendy

  5. Bonnie Says:

    October 27th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    So sweet! Where did you get/how did you make the haunted house in the background? Would love to have one for our home :)

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    I actually made it. I drew a house on black cardstock, trimed it out with a craft knife and taped in orange paper. My goal was to have it available as a template for download (as in hey, make a mini-haunted house) but I wasn’t able to execute it. Kinda bummed about it. But thanks soooo much for noticing it! It made my night!

    Bonnie Reply:

    Thanks! My husband actually noticed it too, which is a high compliment for you!

  6. Morgaine Says:

    September 9th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Found you via Pinterest! Love these Mini apples- so adorable!
    Just popping over to let you know I featured this on my Pinspirations Monday and am now a new follower! ;)
    Morgaine @ Madcap Frenzy

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    So happy to have you here Morgaine! Thanks for sharing :) Can’t wait to check out your post!

  7. Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe Says:

    September 28th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Love your little caramel apples! You can never eat the large ones anyway and these are perfect party size! Pinning! :)

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Thanks so much Kim! So happy to have you stop by. Love your blog!

  8. Cooking | Witch Crash Cupcake Says:

    October 23rd, 2013 at 10:20 am

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