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Mini Caramel Apples Recipe

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  • Author: Carlos Leo
  • Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 25 Balls 1x


Mini Caramel Apples are easy to make with 4 ingredients. Tasty holiday treat or snack for kids and adults. Made with caramel sauce, apples, pecan, & cinnamon. You can make around 20-25 balls. It will depend the size of the ball.

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  • 2 peeled and grated Granny Smith apples
  • 1 jar of Caramel Sauce
  • 12oz pecan halves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Butter or cooking oil spray


  1. Preheat oven 225 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray with butter. Place the grated apple evenly on the tray. Sprinkle the ground cinnamon on top.
  3. Add pecans to a second cookie sheet.
  4. Place in oven for 1.5 hours, turning apples and pecans a few times to dry out evenly.
  5. Take apples and pecans out of the oven. Scrape apples into a bowl.
  6. Crush in small chunks 8oz of the pecans. Add to apples.
  7. Crush the remaining pecans until mostly powder and little pieces. Put aside.
  8. Put the Caramel Sauce in the microwave for 10 seconds and stir. And, put it for 5-10 more seconds
  9. Add the Caramel Sauce to the pecan and apple mixture. Stir well.
  10. Place in fridge for 3-4 hours (I did it overnight).
  11. Take mixture out of the refrigerator. Using a small ice cream scoop, form small balls. If you use gloves it is easier to give the round shape.
  12. Roll balls in the powdery pecans.
  13. Store in a container in the refrigerator.
  • Prep Time: 240 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American
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