Take-out Tuesday, Caramel Apple Mini Bites

Now that it’s mid September,

are you thinking about your favorite Fall foods?

I am beginning to crave a hearty Beer Cheese Soup,

Maple Glazed Acorn Squash with Pecans,

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter & Sage

and Caramel Apples!

Caramel apples are messy and hard to eat

so how about a mini version…

Bite size is not only much easier to eat,

but one or two small bites feel a lot less guilty

than a big caramel apple!

This is a fun party food for Fall,  

with an easy and fairly quick method of putting them together

A melon ball scoop makes quick work of forming the mini bites

The apple bites must be as DRY as possible. 

Put them on a towel as you are making them

and then wrap them up in it to make sure they’re thoroughly dry

while you make the caramel coating

Place unwrapped caramels in a measuring cup with the cream and corn syrup

Microwave for 30 sec-1 minute and stir 

Return to microwave for 10 second intervals until just melted,

being careful not to scorch the caramel

Chop nuts finely

[put them in a ziplock and pound them with a rolling pin]

and put them in a bowl or pan

that has been lined with foil for easy clean up

Insert a short wooden skewer into each mini apple,

dip in the warm caramel, swirling to coat,

and then dredge in the nuts

Let the apples sit in the nuts in this pan.

Put the pan into the fridge to harden the caramel

The chilled caramel will “glue” the nuts to the apples

Place bites into mini cupcake papers for serving

{Chilling the caramel apples before putting them into the paper cups

will prevent the apples from sticking to the cupcake papers}

A perfect Fall dessert bite for any gathering!

MINI CARAMEL APPLES

Easy to eat, mini caramel apple bites on a stick!
Prep Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • Honey Crisp and Granny Smith apples [each apple makes 8-10]
  • Mini Caramel Apples
  • 20 caramels
  • 1 T light corn syrup
  • 1-2 T heavy cream
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts*
  • wooden skewers
  • mini cupcake papers

Instructions
 

  • Cut ball shapes out of the apples with a melon baller.
  • Place into a clean dry towel.
  • Chop nuts finely by placing into a ziplock and crushing with a rolling pin.
  • Put nuts into a foil lined pan.
  • Unwrap caramels and place in a microwave safe bowl. Add cream and corn syrup. Microwave for 30-60 seconds, checking and stirring until just melted, returning to microwave at 10 second intervals.
  • When caramel is ready, make sure apples are as dry as possible, insert skewer, dip into candy then roll in nuts, leaving the apples to set in the pan.
  • Place pan in fridge to chill coating.
  • When apples are chilled carefully place each bite into a mini cupcake paper and put on a tray for serving.
  • Makes 20-24 mini apples.

Notes

This can’t be made too far in advance because the apples retain so much moisture, so try to make them right before your party.
*substitute any nuts you want instead of dry roasted peanuts if desired

Happy Fall!

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Comments
39 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Caramel Apple Mini Bites”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    Saved this one. It will be a fun treat to make and much easier on the waistline.

  2. Rita C. says:

    This is brilliant, Jenna! Who wants to risk breaking teeth with an entire apple caramel dipped, lol?! This is the perfect size. Pinned, thanks.

  3. You are truly an artist and always know how to make small little things in life so enjoyable and fun. Those little caramel apple bites are really lovely!

  4. Jenna, the bite size caramel apple is brilliant. I can never eat a whole one. I will have to make these with EM.

    Happy Tuesday 🍂🧡🍂

  5. What a fun idea! Just the perfect little bit of sweet!

  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    Talk about the perfect fall treat! These are great Jenna, love the bite size and the presentation is darling. I’ve got to try these. Yum too…….

  7. What a great idea. These would be so much easier to manage!

  8. Sarah says:

    Jenna, this is just the cutest idea! I’m munching on an apple as I type, but oh, to add a little caramel would be delicious! Thanks for sharing. I’ve pinned and will make these.

  9. So Yummy and Cute. Perfect for a Fall party.

  10. pattyanneart says:

    Yum!! Sounds like the perfect treat.

  11. Nothing better than bite size party food:@)

  12. Shelia says:

    These are wonderful! Kids love things like this. I remember one Easter we had a neighborhood Egg Hunt and I made a ton of the mini muffins using a cake mix. I iced with pastel frosting and topped each with a pastel M&M. The kids were mesmerized by these tiny muffins. These apple bites are brilliant as Rita said. So going to make these–Georgia Gal

  13. Judee says:

    such a fabulous idea to make them into small bites. Caramel apples are always so hard to try to eat. They look just a pretty and so much easier to manage. Thanks –

  14. Ricki Treleaven says:

    What an adorable idea, Jenna! Plus, much easier to eat and not as messy. Thanks for posting. Pinning it!

  15. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I was just talking about making caramel apples. These look perfect! I love the fact that they are bite sized. Happy Wednesday!

  16. This is such a great idea! Especially if you don’t want an entire caramel apple!

  17. Mary says:

    Cute, delicious and perfectly sized! ♥

  18. How fun and tasty these treats are. A perfect little bite.

  19. Pattie says:

    What a clever idea, and these look super delicious. Caramel apples are synonymous with fall, and I eagerly await their appearance at the local market. This year I think I will make mini versions of my own.

  20. Kitty says:

    Cute idea, Jenna! I’ve also seen where people are just take a slice and dipping the slice. These ideas make it easier to eat.

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