With all the fall festivals and Halloween parties happening, it’s easy to find yourself looking for treats to serve. One of the most common autumn delights are caramel apples, and for good reason! However, who can actually finish an entire caramel apple? Those things are massive. And sticky. So I tried my hand at making these Caramel Apple Halves, complete with Halloween sprinkles. You’ll love these caramel candy apples made with caramel candies because they are so easy and so yummy!
DIY Caramel Candy Apple Halves Made With Caramel Candy
This was my very first attempt ever at making caramel-dipped anything and it was a lot trickier than I thought. Thankfully, there’s only so far you can fail with slathering apples in caramel and now I can share with you what to do and what not to do!
So, here’s what I did:
I cut all the apples in half first and laid them in a cake pan in the freezer. While they sat there, I melted down the caramel and filled little bowls with sprinkles. I brought the apples out of the freezer and dipped them in the caramel, put them back in the cake pan and shoved them in the fridge. After just a few minutes, I brought them out again to bob in the bowls of glittery sugar crystals.
The problems I ran into were these:
- The part of the apple not protected by skin doesn’t hold caramel very well and it will all slide off unless you dip, drop, and dock inside the fridge real fast. You should pat the apple flesh dry with a paper towel before dipping to ensure maximum caramel hold.
- Secondly, it takes time for the caramel to harden.
No-Waste Caramel Candy Apple Halves Ingredients
- Shish kebab sticks
- A bag of caramels (minus seven that I ate)
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- container of Halloween sprinkles
- 4 apples
Here’s what you should do-
How To Make Caramel Candy Apples
- Place a cookie sheet or cake pan in freezer to prepare it for placing apples on once dipped. Have space ready for it in your fridge.
- How to melt caramel for apples: Remove the wrappers and place the caramel squares in a small saucepan on low to medium-low heat. Stir gently every couple of minutes as they melt.
- Cut apples in half and pat down skinless side.
- Poke sticks through the apples to make them stand upright until the caramel settles as a base.
- Dip apples into the caramel, place in cake pan, and put in fridge until caramel is well hardened.
- When hardened, take out and roll in sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, candy corns, or whatever crazy ingredients you want!
DIY Caramel Candy Apple Tips:
Cut the apples, see how they stand up, and poke the stick in appropriately to aid them in their standing. This way, when they’re covered in caramel and waiting to harden, they will stand upright.
Give them enough time to harden before taking them out of the fridge.
In attempting to serve apple halves, you still get the look of a caramel apple and can eat it off the sticks, but it’s the amount of sugar and apple one can actually stomach. They are basically the perfect size and ratio of apple to caramel, and super fun to decorate besides!
In fact decorating could be a fun Halloween party activity if you have everything ready first!
Printable Caramel Apple Recipe- Easy With Caramel Candy
If you have kids, this would probably be a great fall treat much easier for them to finish than a whole apple. Do Caramel Apple Halves sound like a good idea to you? What are your apple-dipping techniques?