DIY Mini Caramel Apples
bag of caramels
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.