Caramel Apple Slices

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This post is sponsored by Huggies®.  All opinions are 100% mine. 

As much as I love sitting down to our Thanksgiving dinner, I love everything that leads up to it just as much. In our family, we usually eat a little later in the afternoon, so we always have a bunch of food out to snack on and eat leading up to dinner.  These appetizers and treats are some of our very favorite recipes, and my mouth waters just thinking about it! We are huge caramel apple fans, they make such a fun addition to our Thanksgiving lineup.  Instead of whole apples, I like to do Caramel Apple Slices instead. They’re so easy and fun, and the kids love dipping and making their own. And…if you’re a a caramel lover like I am, it means you get a lot more caramel per bite!

Easy Caramel Apple Slices | simplykierste.com

I love recipes that my kids can be  involved with too, and this is a perfect example. They love the stirring and the dipping and the rolling and EATING!!

Easy Caramel Apple Slices | simplykierste.com

Let me show you how we do it!

Start by cutting your apples into wedges, then place them in a bowl of cold water with lemon juice added to it. This will keep your apples from browning–an important step.

Caramel Apple Slices | simply kierste.com

Caramel Apple Slices | simply kierste.com

Once you’re finished slicing them, remove the apples from the bowl, and pat them dry (or let them air dry).  Poke a lollipop stick through the center of each slice.

Caramel Apple Slices | simply kierste.com

Now you’re ready to make your caramel!

CARAMEL APPLE SLICES

Ingredients:

1/2 c. butter
1 c. light corn syrup
2 c. brown sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
8-10 apples
lollipop sticks
lemon juice
Toppings:  chocolate, white chocolate, cinnamon & sugar, mini M&M’s, nuts, etc.

Directions:  

Combine the first three ingredients in a large saucepan.  When the butter is melted, add the condensed milk.  Stirring constantly, cook to 230 degrees (soft ball stage).  Take off heat, and stir in vanilla. Let it cool for a few minutes before dipping—super hot caramel is more likely to slide off.

While the caramel is cooling, you can go ahead and prep your chocolate.  In a glass bowl, microwave the chocolate chips for about a minute, then stir, and repeat in 15 second intervals until smooth.  Set out all your toppings in bowls, so your guests can add them easily.

Caramel Apple Slices | simply kierste.com

Now the dipping can begin!
Easy Caramel Apple Slices | simplykierste.com

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Easy Caramel Apple Slices | simplykierste.com
Easy Caramel Apple Slices | simplykierste.com

Each apple represents someone’s favorite kind–some like white chocolate with cinnamon & sugar, others love the M&M’s the best, and some people just like to taste one of each!

 Easy Caramel Apple Slices | simplykierste.com

All that dipping can get pretty messy!  Caramel and chocolate are yummy, but they’re definitely sticky.  I always keep a container of Huggies® wipes Wipes close by–they are my saving grace when it comes to cleaning up messes, hands and faces. I love having them when we’re working in the kitchen–they’re quick, easy, gentle on my kids’ skin, and get the job done!

Easy Caramel Apple Slices | simplykierste.com
Easy Caramel Apple Slices | simplykierste.com

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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.

2 thoughts on “Caramel Apple Slices

  1. Hey Kierste!
    I love your blog and have been following it now for several years. Also love seeing all the new pix of your house too. It’s amazing!!

    I am curious on the caramel recipe you have above if you can make it ahead of time and reheat it? like if I wanted to make it and take to someone else’s house then assemble.

    Thanks! Looking forward to hearing back from you.
    Judy

    1. Hi, Judy! Thank you so much for following and reading!! xoxo To answer your question, I’ve never tried to make it and then reheat it later, so I don’t have an exact answer for you. I honestly don’t know how it would do once it hardens and cools, to then be warmed again. It really doesn’t take that long to make–less than 15 minutes–so it might be worth just making at the location you are going to be.

      So sorry! Wish I could have helped more! xoxo

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