What's better than a caramel apple? An easy-to-make caramel apple, that's what! (And what's more, it's safe for peanut- and soy-allergic kids, too.)
Approximately 100 little caramels (like these)
10 medium-sized apples
10 popsicle sticks
Candies to decorate your apples
2 tbs milk or cream
Wax paper-lined baking sheet
Crockpot (or double-boiler or microwave)
You can, of course, make real caramel instead, but I took the lazy way out here, because that's what makes this "easy," obviously.
Dip the apples into caramel, coating evenly. You can use a spoon to drizzle the caramel over the apple, if needed.
Decorate the apple as soon as it’s coated and lay it on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Lay the sheet in your fridge to set the caramel. At room temperature, the caramel may melt slightly and slip off the apples.
Here are some my kids and I made:
They’re easiest to eat in slices (as opposed to trying to bite the apple while on the stick).