Something most people don’t know about me is that I am a caramel addict. When my son got Twix bars in his Halloween bag you better believe I ate…wait a minute…what Twix bars in the Halloween bag? I recently had to cut up my Starbucks card because I have an addiction to Ice Soy Caramel Macchiatos. Just typing those words makes me want to get in the car and run through the drive through right now. So when Chocoley, a gourmet chocolate and candy supply company, offered to send me some free caramel to get creative with, I literally couldn’t pass the offer up. As soon as the box arrived I felt like it was Christmas and to my caramel loving surprise there were two whole TUBS of caramel at my disposal.
What’s a girl to do with two whole tubs of caramel? One, get a spoon. Two, eat an entire spoon full. Three, come up with something amazing and useful to do with it (which wasn’t hard because it’s CARAMEL!)
It just so happened that my husband was having a Halloween work party where I was responsible for bringing a dish and I had been pinning those mini caramel apple recipes on Pinterest like CRAZY! It was like destiny!
So I decided to make some mini caramel apples. I love the idea of these little bite size delights because I literally can’t eat the full size ones. Every fall, I walk by the windows of those candy stores in the mall and drool staring through the window at those giant, $10 per pound caramel dipped apples.
Here’s the catch. I love cooking. I hate cleaning. When I did my first taste test of the Chocoley caramel, one thing was clear, this stuff was really easy to mold and really easy to eat. I didn’t even need to melt the caramel to get it to work into the form that I wanted it. It’s so easy to manipulate. So here is how I made my very first batch of fast & easy no mess mini caramel apples. Seriously, these took me about 30 minutes to make. You need to make these at least one time this fall.
Ingredients & Supplies:
- Mega apples- The biggest ones you can find in the batch.
- Melon Baller Tool- I used OXO Good Grips Melon Baller
- 1 lb tube of Chocoley Caramel
- 1- 2.9 oz container of Chocoley’s Edible Confetti- Mini Fall Leaves
- 20- Brown Candy Cups from Chocoley
- Fancy Toothpicks
Step 7: Stick a sturdy toothpick made for entertaining in the top of your apple. While holding the stick, gently roll your caramel apple in the edible confetti.
Step 8: Place your apples in some little paper candy cups.
IMPORTANT: Store uncovered in the fridge and be sure to serve within a few hours. The caramel apple’s taste great but they also sweat a little. The longer they sit, not chilled, the less solid they become. This is because these mini apples don’t have skins so they release a little moisture. The moisture starts breaking down the caramel and making it runny if they aren’t set correctly or are left out too long.
I hope you enjoyed this fall candy making project! I know I did. They really are fast and easy no mess mini caramel apples! Stay tuned as I’m going to be making some delicious candy holiday gifts in the coming week using more of Chocoley’s gourmet ingredients!
Tell me about your favorite fall treat in the comments section below!