Apple lovers are in their prime each autumn, as farms and fruit stands offer their best bounty of this favorite fresh treat. Harvest celebrations and fall festivals feature apple treats, such as candied, glazed, taffy, or caramel apples.
Caramel apples are simple to make at home. Cooks may choose to melt caramel sheets or squares, buy tubs of caramel dip, or make their own caramel coatings from scratch.
Here’s the best part about caramel apples, especially for children or anyone with a sweet tooth.
Caramel apple toppings make this fall fruit extra festive. Try these 14 great extras. Better yet, why not set up a caramel apple dipping buffet for a fun autumn party idea?
First, choose your favorite variety of apple. Wash apples thoroughly, and dry them gently. Plunge a skewer or popsicle stick straight into the core of each apple.
Prepare the caramel dipping sauce for the apples.
Set out your own selection of caramel apple dipping toppings in several small bowls. Here are some popular choices.
14 great toppings for caramel apples
- Candy-coated chocolates
- Cereal – All-Bran, Cheerios, or Grape Nuts
- Chocolate chips
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Coconut flakes
- Crushed cookies – ginger snaps, graham crackers, or vanilla wafers
- Crushed nuts – almonds, peanuts, or walnuts
- Crushed potato chips
- Crushed pretzels
- Dried fruit – apricots, dates, or raisins
- Wheat germ
Invite family members and guests to dip their own apples into the melted caramel sauce and their own topping picks. What fun!
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