Caramel Apple Bites

Hey y’all…I’m so excited to share today’s recipe with you. I’m going to let you in on a little secret – I love caramel…a lot. I put it on top of vanilla ice cream, I order caramel macchiato’s at Starbucks and at this time of year I look for excuses to make caramel apples. Caramel Apple Bites - delicious and creamy. Use a pretzel stick as the holder and this is 100 % edible!

Recently there was a flash video all over Facebook of someone making Caramel Apple Bites. It was just the excuse I was looking for to make something with caramel. It was also the perfect dessert recipe for my dinner party this week.

These bites are quick and easy to make. I love the tartness of Granny Smith Apples and they pair perfectly with the sweetness of the caramel.

Caramel Apple Bites - delicious and creamy. Use a pretzel stick as the holder and this is 100 % edible!

I used a melon baller utensil to cut out the bite sized shapes from the apples.

Caramel Apple Bites - delicious and creamy. Use a pretzel stick as the holder and this is 100 % edible!

Jennifer came up with the brilliant idea of using pretzel sticks in place of wooden sticks. We love mixing sweet and salty in our desserts.

Caramel Apple Bites - delicious and creamy. Use a pretzel stick as the holder and this is 100 % edible!

The pretzel stick offers just a hint of saltiness with a bit of crunch.  But the best part is that guests aren’t stuck holding a wooden stick – the entire caramel apple bite is 100% edible!

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Caramel Apple Bites - delicious and creamy. Use a pretzel stick as the holder and this is 100 % edible!

I melted the caramel on top of the stove over low heat.

Caramel Apple Bites - delicious and creamy. Use a pretzel stick as the holder and this is 100 % edible!

I let the caramel cool for a few minutes so that it will thicken up and adhere better to the apple. I add just a little bit of caramel to the pretzel stick first and let it harden. The pretzel stick is then added into the apple.

Caramel Apple Bites - delicious and creamy. Use a pretzel stick as the holder and this is 100 % edible!

Can you guess how long this one lasted? LOL

Caramel Apple Bites - delicious and creamy. Use a pretzel stick as the holder and this is 100 % edible!

I added different toppings for a bit a variety…

Caramel Apple Bites CollageA lot of people like chopped pecans…

Caramel Apple Bites - delicious and creamy. Use a pretzel stick as the holder and this is 100 % edible!

Sprinkles are always a big hit, especially with kids.

Caramel Apple Bites - delicious and creamy. Use a pretzel stick as the holder and this is 100 % edible!

Caramel Apple Bites - delicious and creamy. Use a pretzel stick as the holder and this is 100 % edible!

I can’t tell you how delicious these are. I should know because I was the official taste tester 🙂

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Do you like caramel as much as I do? Then you definitely need to do yourself a favor and make these for yourself!

Until tomorrow…

XO~Vicki

Comments

  1. Bambi says

    Oh my goodness, those look delicious!!! Absolutely have to try these. May even do this as a cooking project with the grandkids this weekend. YUM!
    Bambi