Because of my WIP, which has an apple orchard in it, I've been interested in all things apples - especially new recipes. My kiddos love apples, too, though we usually go the traditional route and simply cut them up and put pieces in a bowl to eat. Nothing too exciting.
I wanted to do something more fun with apples, and something for the season. And the kids wanted to help.
So we heard about an idea to make miniature caramel apples and decided to do our own version. If you want something fun and easy to do with the kids, or something interesting to make for a party, you should try this!
Buy a couple of red apples, whichever kind you prefer. Cut them into bite sized pieces. Then you melt some caramel, dip the apples to coat them, and then top them with something of your choice. I used nuts and miniature chocolate chips. You could also use small candies. I poked them with shortened wooden skewers but you could use whatever you like that will hold the apple on and make for easy eating. Refrigerate for a couple hours as well to harden the caramel and keep the topping on.
The kids had fun with these snacks and I also took them to a party not too long ago. They were tasty, easy, and fun to look at.
I love snacks like these, especially if the kids can help make them and they're at least halfway healthy to eat. Do you do anything unique with apples or fruit that you'd like to share?
***photo by ollesvensson