- 28 oz (Approx. 2 pound bag) caramel squares
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 8-9 Granny Smith or Pink Lady Apples (Or any of the more tart apple types.)
- Optional: 1 Large Bag of Chocolate Chips (for adding a second coat, if desired)
- Parchment Paper
- Apple Sticks or Popsicles Sticks
- Toppings of choice: Sprinkles, Chocolate Chips, Crushed Pretzels, Peanut Butter Chips, Toffee Pieces, Sweetened Shredded Coconut, Cereals like Rice Crispies, Graham Cracker Dust, Decorative Sugars, Finely Chopped Nuts, Crushed Candy Bars like Butterfingers – the sky is the limit!
- Prepare your apples ahead of time by washing them in hot water, and then placing in the fridge for a few hours or over night. Skewer your apples before dipping.
- Unwrap your billion squares of caramel and place in small crockpot with 1/4 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of butter. Melt until combined, then be sure to set the crock pot to low or warm to prevent scorching.
- Dip cold apples in the caramel, place apples on wax paper to set.
- If coating with melted chocolate: place caramel apples in fridge for at least 10 minutes before coating in chocolate. Dip in chocolate, then immediately in toppings before returning the finished apples to parchment, then to the fridge.
- If coating caramel apples with toppings only: after caramel apple has set for a few minutes, roll the apples in your toppings. Set decorated apples back on wax paper, and place finished apples in fridge to fully set up.
- If apples seem too large or time consuming to create: cut the apples into large slices or wedges. To prevent browning: Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon salt in 1 quart (4 cups) of water. Soak slices for 3 minutes. Place slices on paper towels to dry and then place in fridge to get cold before dipping. Note: You can also soak slices in lemon-lime soda like Sprite or 7-Up instead.
- Use small bowls to make dipping/rolling your apples in toppings quick and easy.
- To make apples even fancier: use spoons to drizzle different melted chips (milk chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, etc.) on your apples after your toppings.