I’ve always loved the idea of caramel apples, but I really don’t enjoy eating them. The flavors are unsurpassed: crisp apples, gooey caramel and a host of other toppings. It’s the perfect fall treat that’s both salty and sweet. But it’s also horribly messy, and darn near impossible to eat off the stick and that’s pretty much why I never eat them. But lo and behold, there are TONS of recipes out there to help you enjoy the blissful taste of caramel apples anyways! Check out these # recipes.
1. Caramel Apple Slices
Well these caramel apple slices just fixed my life long avoidance of caramel apples! Instead of sticking an entire apple on a stick, cut up thin slices and then dip and decorate. Not only is it easier when eating, it’s probably easier on the hips too, since you’re eating less of those sweet toppings!
Check out DomesticallyBlissful.com for the easy steps to making your own caramel apple slices on a stick!
2. Caramel Apple Bar
It seems everyone has their own idea of the best toppings for a caramel apple. Or maybe even a chocolate apple (mmmm). Make everyone happy and fill a muffin tin with a variety of toppings and let the kids make whatever type of caramel apple they want! Marshmallows, nuts or sprinkles, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
CraftberryBush.com has some great tips on making your own caramel apple bar!
3. Caramel Apple Fudge
I’ve pretty much never met a fudge I didn’t like, and this version looks no different! Made with just 2 ingredients, you can have your own fudge in just 1-2 hours. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for it to cool, and then not eating the entire pan.
You have to visit LilLuna.com to see just how easy it is to make your own fudge!
4. Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crumble
Crumble lovers unite, with this delicious and easy caramel apple version. Apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter are the start to this tasty dessert that takes minimal effort. Your slow cooker does all the hard work, and you just get to sit back and enjoy.
Grab the full recipe over at FakeGinger.com!
5. Caramel Apple Pretzel Salad
Sugared pretzels, whipped cream cheese and crisp apples- this “salad” is as tasty as they come. While this definitely isn’t your typical salad or caramel apple, its the perfect combination of both.
Head over to TheGunnySack.com to get this recipe and other delicious meal ideas!
6. Caramel Apple Cinnamon Scones
This cream-based scone is filled with aromatic cinnamon and apples, then topped with a homemade salted caramel sauce. They are baked to a fluffy consistency, with a crumbly outside. I may or may not be headed to the store to buy ingredients as we speak.
Get this scone recipe and a handful more over at SallysBakingAddiction.com.
7. Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread
This delightful cream cheese spread requires only 3 ingredients and you can probably guess two of them! Layer some store bought or homemade caramel sauce over cream cheese, and then top with toffee bits (or chocolate chips, or any topping really) and serve with apple slices. This is the perfect addition to an autumn get together, especially brunch.
You’ll find this recipe, as well as one for homemade salted caramel over at SheWearsManyHats.com.