Mini Caramel Apples is one of the simplest and easiest recipes ever. Only four ingredients and a few steps. But once it's made you will have to wait around two hours before you get to taste this sweet treat which is perfect for any holiday season.
Hello my friends, today I have for you one of the simplest and easiest recipe ever... Mini Caramel Apples!! This dessert or snack recipe is kid friendly. With just one bite, you can give your kids their daily fruit portion :) from the apple, a fun crunch from the toasted pecans, holiday aroma/flavor from the cinnamon, and a sweet and delicious taste from the caramel sauce.
Caramel Decisions to Make
When I started to plan this recipe for Mini Caramel Apples, I knew that I wanted to make something with apples, caramel, and nuts. The first idea that I got was the traditional whole large apple covered in caramel and small pieces of nuts. Another idea was to create an apple caramel bar with a lot of toppings for a fun birthday party for the kids. All those ideas sound like a lot of fun for kids, but they sound too basic and traditional for me. You know me if you have been following me; I like to cook simple recipes but also add a twist.
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Instructions to Make Mini Caramel Apples
Okay, to the kitchen to explain this super easy caramel apple recipe. Turn the oven on to 225F degrees. Wash and peel the apples, then grate them using the food processor or a traditional grater. Take two cookie sheets and on one of them put parchment paper, spray on some butter and layer the grated apples evenly. Sprinkle on some ground cinnamon.
Place the pecans on the second tray (you don't need to butter this tray). After you have both trays ready, put them in the oven and set the timer for 1.5 hours. Make sure to check frequently and stir so that the apples and the pecans toast and dry evenly.
After the oven time is up, scrape the apple from the tray into a medium bowl. In a plastic bag crush some of pecans in small pieces, then add them to the bowl with the apples. With the rest of the pecans, crush them very fine or use a coffee grinder. Most of them will be powdered and some in very tiny pieces. Set aside.
Take the jar of caramel sauce and heat it in the microwave for 10 or 15 seconds, and stir it in the jar. We just need the caramel to be soft and workable. Pour the caramel sauce into the pecan-apple mix and mix well. Cover and leave it in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. In my case I forgot about it, and I left the mixture in the fridge overnight. It’s okay.
Next, form a small ball using a small ice cream scoop. When you try to form a ball with your hands, it will be very sticky, and it will be better to use gloves during this step. Place the mini caramel apple balls on the plate and roll them around in the powdered pecans, until they are well covered.
Place the Mini Caramel Apples Bites in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator. Perfect for snacking throughout the day for a boost of sugar and energy. After you try this recipe, with the leftover caramel sauce you can make my first drink recipe with caramel sauce that everyone is loving called Caramel Apple Cider Vodka Punch!
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