Caramel apples are yummy, but a little daunting to eat. Little ones will find this scaled-down version a bit easier to take a bite out of. But the big question is, does an apple a day keep the doctor away—even if it is covered in caramel, chocolate, and marshmallows?


  • Washed apples
  • Bag of caramels
  • Lollipop sticks or bamboo skewers
  • Wax or parchment paper (spraying it with a little cooking spray can help prevent sticking)
  • Toppings (marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate chips, candy corn, nuts, graham cracker crumbs, M&M’s—the possibilities are endless!)

What To Do
1. Slice the apples into wedges and stick them onto the sticks. The caramel sticks to the apple better if you push the stick in through the back of the wedge on the skin side. It can be a little tricky to get the caramel to stick and having the skin surface up at the top helps the caramel grab hold of something. It also helps to make sure your apple is as dry as possible.

2. Unwrap the caramels and place them in a microwaveable bowl. Slowly melt them in the microwave by stirring them about every 30-60 seconds until the caramel is smooth and easy to stir. Be careful not to microwave it too long without stirring or the caramel will burn.

3. Depending on the age of your kids, either coat the apple slices with caramel yourself or have them do the dunking.

4. This is the fun part! Have your kids sprinkle on the toppings. Then place the finished apples onto the wax paper or straight into your mouth!

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Caramel Apple Buffet

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