Nothing says Autumn like caramel apples. Or maybe that’s just an excuse to make something with caramel. Is there anything yummier than caramel?

let’s make caramel apples recipe

We used a simple recipe on the back of a bag of Kraft caramels.

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Ingredients and items needed to make caramel apples recipe by KidsActivitiesBlog.com
Things needed to make caramel apples.

caramel apples ingredients

  • 5-6 apples, washed, well dried
  • 1 package (14 oz.) Kraft caramels (about 50)
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • Skewers

instructions to make caramel apples

Step 1 pictured a kid peeling off the wrapped caramels for the caramel apples recipe by KidsActivitiesBlog.Com
Let the kids peel the wrapped caramels.

Step 1

I gave the kids the task of peeling each of the 50 little individually wrapped caramels. Rachel couldn’t do this without eating every one that she touched so Nicholas took over.

Step 2 pictured skewers inserted into apples. Caramel apples recipe by KidsActivitiesBlog.Com
Remove the apple stems and insert the skewers.

Step 2

Insert apple skewers into the stem end of each apple. I found skewers readily available in the produce section of our grocery store, near the apples, of course.

Nicholas took care of removing the apple stems and sticking the skewers.

It’s nice that he’s old enough to act as a real sous chef in the kitchen with me rather than just playing around and making a mess like little kids do.

Step 3

Cover a large plate or tray with wax paper then grease with butter (be very generous with the butter or they WILL stick). Set aside.

Step 5 pictured
Cook caramels and water on medium to low heat until completely melted

Step 4

Place caramels and water in a large saucepan; cook on medium to low heat until the caramels are completely melted, stirring constantly.

Step 6 pictured dipping apples into melted caramel until evenly coated. Caramel Apples Recipe by KidsActivitiesBlog.Com
Dip the apples into melted caramel until evenly coated

Step 5

Dip the apples into melted caramel until evenly coated, spooning caramel over apples if necessary. Allow the excess caramel to drip off.

Note: Don’t let the caramel get too hot or it will have some air bubbles in it. This doesn’t affect the taste just the aesthetics.

Step 7 pictured the apples placed on a prepared plate. Caramel apples recipe by KidsActivitiesBlog.Com
Scrape the bottoms of the apples, then place on a prepared plate

Step 6

Scrape the bottoms of the apples, then place them on a prepared plate. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Step 7

Remove from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving. Store leftover dipped apples in the refrigerator.

Kid who is about to eat the caramel apple. Caramel Apples Recipe by KidsActivitiesBlog.Com
This caramel apple loos delish!

Nicholas was excited to take a bite of his apple.

Welcome Autumn!

Yield: 6 pieces

Yummy Caramel Apples Recipe

Caramel Apples

This caramel apple recipe is very easy to make. Kids can absolutely help and will definitely love the taste!

Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • 5-6 apples, washed, well dried
  • 1 package (14 oz.) Kraft caramels (about 50)
  • 2 Tbsp. water

Tools

  • Skewers
  • Plate or tray
  • Spoon
  • Wax paper

Instructions

  1. Peel each of the 50 little individually wrapped caramels.
  2. Remove the apple stems and insert the skewers.
  3. Cover a large plate or tray with wax paper then grease with butter (be very generous with the butter or they WILL stick). Set aside.
  4. Place caramels and water in a large saucepan; cook on medium to low heat until the caramels are completely melted, stirring constantly.
  5. Dip the apples into melted caramel until evenly coated, spooning caramel over apples if necessary. Allow the excess caramel to drip off.
  6. Scrape the bottoms of the apples, then place them on a prepared plate. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.
  7. Remove from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving. Store leftover dipped apples in the refrigerator.

Did you make this yummy and easy caramel apples recipe? What did your kids think?

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