Chocolate Caramel Apples
These apples are a lot of fun to make. The variety of combinations
you can come up with make it even more of a great activity for kids.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Chocolate Caramel Apples Directions
4 cold apples washed and dried well
4 sucker sticks
Place sticks into apples and place on a sheet of wax paper.
Prepare caramel layer.
1 pkg. caramels
2 Tablespoons water or milk
Place unwrapped caramels and milk in a measuring cup. Using a
measuring cup that the apple can fit in, will make it easier to
cover the apple with caramel. Heat caramel for 30 seconds in the
Stir and continue to heat 1 more minute until caramel is
completely melted. Dip apple into caramel swirling around to
cover. Place on sheet of wax paper. Continue with all apples. Now
prepare chocolate layer.
1/2 Cup chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
In a measuring cup, add chocolate chips and shortening. Heat 30
seconds in a microwave. Stir and continue to heat until chocolate
is melted. Dip apple in chocolate. Immediately roll in your
toppings. Place on wax paper. Allow to set. You can store these in
the fridge for several days wrapped up in plastic wrap.
Chopped pecans or peanuts
Crushed Oreo cookies or other chocolate cookies
Chopped graham crackers
Melted white or milk chocolate for drizzling
See more topping ideas in our list below.
Cut your chocolate caramel apples into slices so it's easier to eat!
Easy Caramel Apples Recipe
6 apples - your favorite
1 (14 oz) pkg caramels
A little bit of milk
6 Popsicle sticks
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Spray the wax paper with cooking
spray. Stick the Popsicle sticks into the apples and set on the wax
paper. Next, get out a knife that you can use to spread the caramel
sauce on the apples. Unwrap all of the caramel pieces and drop them
in a heavy saucepan. Then, add the milk.
Turn a burner on medium-low heat and stir. Stir constantly or you
will burn the caramel. Once everything is melted and all blended
together, remove the pan from the heat. Then, start coating the
apples and placing them back onto the wax paper. If you are adding
any toppings, sprinkle the toppings on at this point before the
caramel hardens. See topping ideas below.
Getting Younger Kids Involved
You might be wondering what exactly kids can do to get involved in
this project. Actually, they can do quite a bit.
- Have them get out the wax paper
- Have the kids get out the cookie sheet
- Have the kids open up the caramels, unwrap them and toss them
into the saucepan
- Stick the Popsicle sticks into the apples (this is probably
only if your kids are a little older because it does take some
strength to push those into the apples.)
- They can stir the sauce
- They can chop up any toppings for you that you might be using
- They can wash the dishes
The above list are just a few simple ways that you can get your kids
involved in making the apples. They will feel like theyve been so
helpful and its a fun way that you can spend time in the kitchen
with your kids.
Caramel Apple Topping List