Homemade Caramel Apples
I love caramel apples…and well…I love my crockpot….here is an easy crockpot homemade caramel apples recipe.
I like the crockpot version better than the microwave or double broiler versions of this recipe. It takes longer….but my caramel never burned and the mess was pretty much contained. I will definitely use this method going forward.
2 package (22 oz.) caramels (I used the bits)
1/4- 1/2 cup water
8 -12 apples (depending on size)
Nuts, chocolate chips, sprinkles, or other optional toppings
Wash and dry the apples. I used honey crisps (those are my fave) but I have also used Granny Smith too in the past.
In a crockpot, combine caramels and water. (I used the bits because I really didn’t want to unwrap individual caramels and I figured the bits would melt faster.)
Cover and cook on low for 1 1/2 hours- 2 1/2 or until melted. You will need to stir frequently.
Dip apple into hot caramel and turn to coat entire surface. I also used my spatula to coat the top.
Holding apple above the crockpot, scrape off any excess caramel from bottom of apple.
Place your apples on wax paper sprayed with cooking spray to cool.
Once the caramel has set, roll the apples in the toppings of your choice.
My kids each did an apple. Both went with the ever popular “sprinkles”. I did a chocolate and cinnamon chip apple for my dad. I am a plain caramel gal.
I think they turned out pretty cute!
I wrapped our extra apples in plastic wrap and tied with a cute ribbon. I think these would be such a cute gift.
How long will they last? From what I have read…. up to one week unrefrigerated and possibly longer if you pop them in the refrigerator…I don’t think we will have to worry about that. Of course that time frame may vary.
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