There’s nothing like sweet, smooth caramel and then a satisfying crunch of apple to get you into the fall spirit. That’s why caramel apples are such a hit at this time of the year! On National Caramel Apple Day—which just so happens to coincide with Halloween—why not take some time to create a tasty batch of your own? In today’s blog, we will show you how.
Choose an apple with the right crunch
Virtually any apple can be used to make this tasty treat—but for one that has the crispiness you’ve come to love, opt for a variety such as Fuji or Granny Smith.
Keep it simple
Not a caramel connoisseur? Don’t worry—you don’t have to be to create caramel apples your friends and family will love! Pick up a bag or two of unwrapped caramels, then melt them in the microwave or on the stovetop. Once the caramel is smooth, dip in your apples and get ready to roll them in toppings before the caramel shell hardens.
Creative a toppings bar for easy, creative fun
There’s no right way to enjoy a caramel apple—whether you stick to a caramel coating on its own, or add other flavors in the form of nuts and candies, you’ll have a sweet treat that’s sure to please! When making caramel apples at home, give your family and friends a chance to craft their own treat by setting out a toppings bar. Include bowls of popular picks like chopped nuts, raisins, chocolate candy pieces and more!
Try caramel apple bites
For kid-sized treats or an easy party favor, you can slice your apples beforehand and dip the wedges into caramel.
Enjoy at home…
Caramel apples make a delicious treat on Halloween or on cozy fall days indoors. You can make them as a family before heading outdoors, playing a family board game or watching a scary movie.
…or wrap them up as gifts for friends
Want to share your love of caramel with a friend? Prepare a caramel apple for them and let it set completely. Wrap it up in a cellophane gift bag, top it off with a festive orange ribbon, and give it to them as a treat of the season!
We hope that these ideas help you craft caramel apples your family and friends will love! Can’t wait until Halloween? Stop by Peach Valley Café for a treat such as our Café Iced Caramel Coffee or Apple Fritters, which carry the same festive flavor notes you love.