Why serve the same old caramel apples this Halloween? Make chocolate caramel surprise apples and other candied apple variations. It’s easy to come up with new twists on this traditional Halloween treat. Caramel candied apples can be pimped out, streamlined or gourmet qualified.
Get out your Halloween apron. Stir up a cauldron of caramel. Add chocolate, coconut, nuts and whatever else for the ultimate Halloween caramel candied apple variations. The chocolate caramel surprise apple is just one option. You can add anything you want to this time honored treat. What’s your candy apple fantasy?
To make chocolate caramel surprise apples you will need a few kitchen supplies. A double boiler is great for melting the caramel and chocolate. If you don’t own a double boiler use a small pan inside a large pan. The large pan should have an inch or two of water in it. The ingredients for these Halloween treats need low temperature melting.
You’ll also need a wooden spoon to stir the melting caramel and chocolate. The dipped chocolate caramel apples will need to cool off on some waxed paper before eating. Spread a sheet out on the table before making these Halloween caramel candied apple variations. Melting and dipping the caramel and chocolate must be done quickly so be prepared.
- 1 bag caramels
- 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. water
- 1 tsp. vegetable oil
- 6 medium sized apples
- 6 craft sticks (sometimes included in the bag of caramels)
Wash and dry apples thoroughly. Poke a craft stick into each apple as a holder. Melt caramel pieces and water in a double boiler over medium heat until smooth. Don’t forget to remove the wrappers from the caramel! Dip and swirl apples in melted caramel until evenly coated. Place the coated apples stick side up on the waxed paper. Let caramel harden. This should take about an hour.
Melt chocolate chips and vegetable oil in the double boiler over medium heat until smooth. Now you’re ready to turn Halloween caramel apples into chocolate caramel surprise apples. Make sure the caramel is well set on the apples. Dip and swirl the apples quickly in the warm melted chocolate. Place the coated apples stick side up on the waxed paper.
Let the chocolate harden on the chocolate caramel surprise apples before serving. These Halloween caramel candied apple variations will surprise and delight party guests and family alike. They are three layers delicious. Dark chocolate gives way to smooth caramel. Underneath it all is a crisp juicy fall apple.
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