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Friday, February 19, 2010

Mini Chocolate-Caramel Apples



Make that a HUGE exhale.

Kailani is going to be in a play today - "Johnny Appleseed." While she is only a chorus girl you would think she was going to be the star of the show. She is incredibly excited. It's so cute.

After the play the parents will join the class for a little apple potluck. We were asked to bring in food items made from apples. Apple bread, apple juice, apple sauce, you get the picture. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try and make the mini-caramel apples I recently saw while surfing the web. Here's how they turned out:

They are teenie-tiny and oh-so cute! I used a melon baller to scoop bits of apple, coat it with chocolate and then coat it with the caramel. Easy enough, right?

Noooooo. At least not for me. It took me a few times to get used to using the melon baller. At first my scoops were too shallow but I eventually got the hang of it. The hardest part was working with the caramel. It was a pain in the you-know-what. After making about 12 of the miniature apples I finally figured it out and was depressed because I had so many more to make! At this moment in time I would have to tell you, "never again." I should've (and could've) just left them like this:

With a white chocolate coating. Oh-la-la-yum! Bite-sized yumminess.

There are TONS of recipes for miniature caramel apples on the web. A common complaint I found was that the caramel tends to slide right off the apple instead of stick to it (because the skins of the apple are removed.) One solution is to coat the apple with a seal of chocolate and then chill it. This helps retain the moisture of the apple and then allows the caramel to stick to the chocolate. But enough of that. Here's the recipe that I used:

Miniature Caramel Apples

Just when I thought, "never again" Kailani's teacher made a fuss over them when I dropped them off. Okay. Maybe I will try them again. Just maybe. But next time I will look for the caramel apple wraps (as recommended in one of a million recipes I read) instead of melting the caramel myself. It'll save me some time and frustration!


  1. You are too much and I am so stealing this recipe..lol LOVE it!

  2. those look so yummy! You should definitely make them again :)

  3. wow i'm hungry! regarding your comment on my blog - i would like to send you an email and ask what you think.
    (here's my email so i can ask you )


  4. Hmmm, thanks for sharing your secret recipe. I'm looking forward to create one too. LOL.

  5. This is genius! I love this idea. I may need to borrow this recipe for my daughter's special day at preschool later this year :)

  6. Oh my goodness Sharon! Those look SO good! Who would have thought to use a melon baller to make mini ones? What a fun idea!

  7. ooooh....you're killing me with those!! YUM!!!!

    Stopping by to welcome you to SITS! We are so excited to have you join us and can't wait to get to know you better! Have a fantastic day!!!

  8. Well they look yummy! Stopping by from SITS to welcome you. I hate projects like that that take longer than you think and quickly get frustrating.
    -Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com


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