A is for Apple

Monday, November 10, 2008

For a party earlier this month, I attempted this recipe for mini-candy apples. While my finished product can use a little work to perfect, I thought I would share this cute and easy recipe from Family Fun.

Mini Caramel Apples

- 4-inch lollipop sticks
- Melon baller
- Granny Smith apples (one apple makes about 8 mini apples)
- Butterscotch or peanut butter chips
- Chopped nuts, nonpareils, sprinkles, shredded coconut (optional)
- Small paper candy cups

Step 1 First, cut the lollipop sticks in half at an angle (the pointy end will go into the apple pieces easier). With the melon baller, scoop little balls out of the apple. Each ball should have a section of apple peel. Push half of a lollipop stick into the peel of each ball. Pat the apple pieces dry.

Step 2 Melt the chips according to the package directions. Dip and swirl the mini apples in the melted chips, then roll the apples in nuts, sprinkles, nonpareils, or coconut, if desired. Place the mini apples in paper candy cups to set.

The apples were super easy to transport and were a hit for those that wanted something sweet, but nothing too filling.

And remember, caramel apples aren't just for Halloween!

(Source: FamilyFun.com)