Thursday, September 29, 2011
"Caramel" Apple Bites
It's my daughters birthday, and her first year in school. We decided these mini caramel apples would be fun to do as her birthday treat. Now, did you notice the quotes around caramel? These are more like a mock caramel apple, but that just doesn't sound as good. I did try these with real caramel, but I couldn't get the caramel to set up. The apple is just too moist, even after blotting it. So, here's what we ended up with and they really are tasty!
a Melon Baller
Use your melon baller to scoop out 'bites' of the apple. You should get about 8 per apple.
Place the stick in the side with skin. All of them should have 1 side with the skin still on. I trimmed the ends of my sucker sticks so they had a point, it just made it easier to stick in the apple.
Melt your butterscotch chips on very low heat or over a double broiler. I add a teaspoon of vegetable oil just to make it smooth and easier to work with.
Blot each apple bite before you dip it and swirl it in the butterscotch. This is key, otherwise the melted butterscotch will not stick. Then dip it in your sprinkles and you're good to go!
They don't take long to set up. I put mine in mini treat bags since they were going off to school.
Hobby Lobby and stores like that do make a decorating stand for these and cake pops. But, because I have such a handy wonderful husband, he whipped up these little wood blocks for me. They work great! I have yet to paint/decorate them to make them a little more photogenic, but some day, in my spare time...yeah right! Anyway, I hope you enjoy! Happy Fall!