Celebrate National Caramel Apple Day with bite-size mini caramel apples

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Mini Caramel Apples

Yield: Makes about 16 mini caramel apples


  • 2 Tablespoons Challenge butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 Granny Smith Apples
  • Crushed peanuts, sprinkles or mini chocolate chips.

Other necessary items

  • Candy sticks or toothpicks
  • Small bowl of ice water


  1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and honey, stirring with wooden spoon until combined.
  2. Slowly add the heavy cream and let mixture come to a boil.
  3. Boil for 10 minutes, stirring continuously and then set aside.
  4. Peel apples and then use a melon baller to scoop out apple balls.
  5. Thoroughly dry apple balls with paper towel to soak up any extra moisture from its surface.
  6. Insert candy stick into apple balls, making sure to not puncture the other end.
  7. Dip apple into caramel, letting any excess drip off.
  8. Immediately stick it into ice water bath for a few seconds to harden caramel.
  9. Press caramel apple into crushed peanuts or desired topping.
  10. Immediately transfer them onto plate with wax paper and stick in freezer for at least 15 minutes to finish setting.
  11. Once caramel is hard, remove from freezer and enjoy.

Recipe courtesy of Kylee Wierks of Kylee's Kitchen