Do you make caramel apples this time of year? I haven't made them since I was a child and my daughter wanted to take them for a class project. 

Here are the supplies you'll need:

  • Caramels {one bag will cover about 5 medium apples}
  • Apples ~ we used Granny Smith
  • Colored sprinkles ~ anything to decorate the apples with 
  • Cookie Sticks or you can use Popsicle sticks
  • Candies {Candy Eyeballs and Skittles}
  • Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • Waxed Paper

  • We found these cute and fun Candy Eyeballs by Wilton to add to our caramel apples. They made our apples come to "life". 

    OK, first and foremost you MUST take a sheet of waxed paper and coat it with butter {make sure you put a lot of butter on the paper ~ if you don't the apples will stick} and there is nothing worse than seeing a child cry because the apples stuck to the waxed paper so badly it ripped the paper. Place the buttered waxed paper on a cookie sheet or if you have to transport them place them into the carrier of your choice ~ just make sure it will fit in the refrigerator.

    Once you have buttered the paper, wash and dry your apples thoroughly {they should be at room temperature because caramel tends to slip off chilled apples}. Insert a stick into each apple. 

    Empty the bag of caramels and add 1/4 cup of water into a microwave safe bowl. 

    Microwave for approximately 1 minute on high ~ uncovered. Heat again for an additional 30-45 seconds or until caramels are melted and stir until smooth. 

    Dip each apple into the caramel mix, turning to coat. We also used a spoon to help coat the apples. Take a spoon or knife to scrap the additional caramel off the bottom of the apples. Place on your prepared waxed paper. Let them set for about 5 minutes ~ caramel will still be sticky to the touch. You can now add your sprinkles and candy eyeballs. If you decorate too soon the candies may melt off. 

    This is how our caramel apples came out ~ my kids were so proud of them!!

    I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I'd love to see your photos of the caramel apples you made ~ whether it was for this year or in years past. Also, if you have any tips how to make better caramel apples please share them with all of us. What other traditions do you have for the Halloween holiday? 

    Hope you have a Super Great Day!!!