A fun new twist on caramel apples that are easier to eat and even more delicious!
‘Tis the season for caramel apples!
But as beautiful as classic caramel apples may be, I’ve admittedly avoided them for years because it is so hard to bite into them! And then they would fall off the stick, and my hands would be covered in sticky caramel, and….well, not my classiest moments.
So I was super excited about the idea of trying to make these Inside-Out Caramel Apples
. They are super easy to make, and I love that you can control as little or as MUCH caramel as you’d like with each bite!
For some extra crunch and cinnamon, I also topped them with some sweet granola, which I loved.
The best part is that these are easy to bite into with melted caramel. Or you can refrigerate and then slice them once the caramel has hardened. Or you can even just be an adult and enjoy them as a dessert with a knife and fork if you’d like….which I may have admittedly done. And thoroughly enjoyed.
However you serve them, everyone will love these Inside-Out Caramel Apples
! Here’s how to make them!
First, we’re going the quick and easy route with caramel sauce. Unwrap a bag of caramels…
…then mix them with 1 ½ tablespoons of water, and melt over medium-low heat to make caramel sauce (stirring constantly). YUM.
Then take your apples and slice them in half. And then use a melon baller (which I didn’t have!) or a spoon to hollow them out to make “cups”, leaving about 1/4” thick cup remaining.
Brush the exposed insides of the apple with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown, and then after a few minutes pat them dry with a paper towel so that the caramel will stick.
Then spoon in that ooey gooey delicious caramel sauce.
Crumble up some Nature Valley granola bars…
…and sprinkle them over the top for a nice sweet crunch.
And then voila!
Super cute and classy….
…and just begging you to give them a try. Happy caramel apple season!!!Ali loves music and fun food! Check out her great stuff at her blog site, Gimme Some Oven, and her Tablespoon profile -- and keep watching Quick Dish to see what colorful, nommy recipes she dreams up next!