Cupcakes and Sunshine: Mini Apple Pie Caramel Apples

Friday, November 29, 2013

Mini Apple Pie Caramel Apples

I am so grateful and blessed for such a wonderful Thanksgiving day spent with family. We had such a great time laughing together, sharing stories, eating delicious food, and watching the Macy's parade in pajamas. I loved every minute of it, and I wish time would stop right now and we can live in this moment forever. You know? But I'm looking forward to Christmas and more of these sweet moments to come.

While many are making their way to the Thanksgiving leftovers, I'm still making my way to the sweets. But mini sweets.
 All things mini are better.

Like these mini apples I picked up at the Fresh Market. How cute!? 
Squeal. I can barely take the cuteness. My friend Holly that I worked with gave me the adorable idea to make mini caramel apples out of them this season.
I knew these would make the perfect tiny treats. And they would also make great gifts to send. Also, if you still have apple pie on your mind, then you will definitely need to make these pronto.

First off, you will want to melt your caramel candy squares and add a pinch of salt.

Be very, very careful not to burn the caramel because the heating process happens very quickly. While your caramel is melting, stick popsicle sticks in the tops of each ittybitty apple.

Next, you will want to dip each apple into the caramel and set on a pan to cool. While the caramel is setting on the apples, melt your white chocolate chips in a double boiler. In a separate little bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.

Once caramel has hardened, dip each apple into the melted white chocolate and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. I added some sugar sprinkles as well. 

So tiny. So cute.

I like to place the apples on an ice-cold cookie sheet so that the white chocolate hardens quickly.

It makes for easier cleanup as well since they come clean right off of the sheet once they have set.
I wrapped my apples with a ribbon and can  not wait to package these up and send them as gifts. They taste so sweet with a hint of apple pie goodness. They would be perfect to have as a party appetizer or dessert. But me- I'm having them for breakfast!

I think you should too!

Mini Apple Pie Caramel Apples

One bag of caramel squares
2 cups white chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
15 mini apples
15 popsicle sticks

1. Melt caramel squares
2. Stick popsicle sticks in the ittybitty apples while caramel is melting
3. Dip each apple into caramel and set aside until caramel hardens.
4. While caramel is setting, melt white chocolate chips. 
5. Once caramel has set on the apples, dip each apple into the melted white chocolate and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture
6. Place apples on a frozen cookie sheet
7. Wait (I hard) while the chocolate hardens
8. Enjoy!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, these look absolutely scrumptious!!
    xo TJ



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