Mini Caramel Apple Bites
Apples, caramel and crushed nuts make these Mini Caramel Apple Bites simply amazing! They are a tad labor intensive, but so worth it. Decorating them can be as simple as dredging through crushed nuts or rolling in a pile of coconut flakes. Super dessert or treat to make ahead.
4 Large Apples
25-30 pieces of caramel (or make your own)
Several Spears, Straws or Skewers
Assorted toppings to decorate apples (melted chocolate, crushed nuts, mints, sprinkles)
Wash and dry the apples
Cut the apples into quarters and remove the core and seeds
Take a small melon scooper and scoop out balls of apple (you will get 2-3 out of each quarter) – pat dry the apple balls
Place caramel pieces over low heat in small sauce pan and heat until melted – do not overheat
Remove caramel from heat and place on hot pad next to your apple balls
Stab your apple balls with your spear, straw or skewer (stab into the middle to keep it from falling off)
Quickly dip the apple ball in the caramel. Tap stick on edge of pan to remove excess caramel – if you find that the caramel won’t stick to the apple ball, dry off the ball before dipping into the caramel.
Immediately drop into the topping of choice and roll around to cover completely
Once covered, place on a foil or parchment lined tray and allow to set up
Decorate with drizzled chocolate or a combination of chocolates if desired
Once these set up, they can be packaged in a gift box or basket. Talk about a sweet gift for someone!
These can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks. Great to make ahead and have on hand. I haven’t tried freezing them yet….they never last long enough around here! Another way to make these is with cherries, brownie balls or banana balls.
KATE SARSFIELD says
Clever idea! Ordinary toffee apples are usually only half eaten & it’s such a waste.
I need to try these. YUM!
Melissa S says
These would be great to have for Valentine’s day and I love that they can be made ahead of time.
Deborah D says
I am definitely making these.
These look and sound so yummy. A bit of distinct work to do for them but she delectable and fancy. They would cost a fortune to buy if in a store somewhere. Thanks for the recipe and great instructions on how to make them.
Delicious!!! Thank you for sharing this sweet and healthy recipe.
Dorothy Teel says
I love the idea of these they would be much easier to eat and make then standard candy apples, and we love carmels here, thank you for sharing and the instructions are clean and seem easy to follow thank you
I love anything caramel!!!
Dana Smith says
Wow, these look amazing!
Judy Metcalf says
I will have to make these. I love apples and caramels. These look so yummy
Cynthia Mercado says
These look so yummy! I had to add the recipe to my collection.
Linda Manns Linneman says
These sound so good. I can’t wait to try them. Thank you so much for sharing
amanda joosten says
my SO would love these. have to try these soon
Jodi Hunter says
These look delicious, I’m going to make them soon, for sure.
denise low says
Thank you for sharing. These look simply delicious. May have to try these out.
Edna Williams says
Will love these! Thanks for sharing!
Crystal Mexico says
This looks amazing! Thank you for posting 🙂 such wonderful presentation as well!
All I can say is YUM! And, trust me, I’m not one that always has something nice to say to THINK I’m earning brownie points. I say what I think,
Amber Ludwig says
Mmmm!!! Caramel apples are my favorite treats but boy are they a pain to eat!! These sound much easier and look so delectable!! I should make these for my sons birthday party!!
My grandkids love caramel apples but I think these are much better because they are smaller and can be individualized. Great recipe.
Cathy Jarolin says
Your Mini Carmel Apple Bites are to Die For! They look so Pretty & Delicious! Another Plus is the center is solid apple so I won’t feel so bad when I eat them! Lol! Love the Health aspect in them!! I have pinned this awesome recipe to my pinterest board. So I have it when I need it! Thankyou for sharing your Yummy Recipe! have a Wonderful New Year!
Kristin K says
These sound delicious! I have a lot of time, and little money to spend on gifts throughout the year. If I could make these, and give them out as gifts….it would save a lot of my problems!!!
Will definitely share this. These look so goooood! Goodbye diet. Not off to a good start for the year.
Marti Tabora says
This just made me hungry and I really love the idea of giving them as a gift. Also nice that they keep well in the fridge.
elizabeth miller says
om goodness, I have to make these. I absolutely love caramel apples. These seem so nice and easy and I’ve never thought about doing them this way. My daughter has a chocolate allergy so I am always looking for things for her and these would be really different.