Spring is coming and delicious fruit is finally coming back to my grocery store! As soon as I saw all of the yummy apples piled up when I went shopping this weekend, I knew that I had to do something fun with them!
That’s when I remembered that Chocoley.com sent me a whole bunch of their gourmet chocolate and caramel to try out. They promised me that their product was the best around – so I thought I would give it a try and what is better with juicy apples than chocolate and caramel? Presto – Caramel Apple Pops!
Caramel Apple Pops
- Apples (I used granny smith and red delicious)
- 1 lb. Caramel (I used Chocoley’s Gourmet Caramel)
- 1 lb. Chocolate (I used Chocoley’s Bada Bing Bada Boom Candy & Molding Formula)
- Fun sprinkles!
- Skewers or sucker sticks
- Prepare a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.
- Slice apples in 1/4 inch slices – try to avoid core as much as possible and insert the stick in the bottom of the apple.
- Using a double-boiler (I didn’t have one, so I used two pots stacked with a strainer flipped over in the bigger pot (see picture below) and slowly melt the caramel. If you have a candy thermometer, heat the caramel to about 170 degrees – be very careful not to burn the caramel (you want it melted, but not runny.)
- Once the caramel is melted, take a paper towel and pat the apple slices dry – get them as dry as you can… the caramel will stick MUCH better if they are dry.
- Dip the apple in the caramel or cover the apple using a spoon with the caramel (whichever works better for you!)
- Place the apples on the cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator until set (about 15 -20 minutes.)
- While the apples are setting, melt the chocolate using the double-boiler. Follow the instructions on the chocolate that you are using (they are all a little different) – I heated mine to about 105 degrees.
- Once the chocolate is melted, remove the apples from the refrigerator and dip the apple (or cover using a spoon) with the chocolate. Do not leave the apple in the chocolate for long because the caramel will start to melt and slide off- this is why I found spooning it on was easier!
- Immediately sprinkle with candy!!
- Place back in refrigerator to set.
(see the full detailed recipe from chocoley.com that I based my caramel apple pops off of – their picture looks much nicer!!)
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