Caramal Apples - Do You Buy Them?

United States
June 30, 2007 6:11pm CST
Summer is officially here. It is now Time for all those fairs and festivals to get into full swing in your neighborhood. Everyone is outside and stopping to eat at those booths that goes from one even to the other. No doubt you have already had caramel apples this summer. It seems they sell well at all festivals and fairs. The problem is that they are expensive...very expensive. Well if you love caramel apples, you will love this easy crockpot recipe to make caramel apples. They are delicious and are just so easy to make. Everyone one will love them and you will save lots of money compared to those food stands. Crockpot Caramel Apples 2 (14 ounce) packages caramels 1/4 cup water 8 apples 8 sticks Toppings: nuts, M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, candy decorations Grease a strip of wax paper, long enough for all the apples; set aside. In crockpot, combine caramels and water. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring frequently. Wash and dry apples. Insert stick into stem end of each apple. Turn crockpot to LOW. Dip apple into hot caramel and turn to coat entire surface. Holding apple above pot, scrape off excess caramel from bottom apple. Place on greased wax paper to cool. Once the caramel has set, roll the apples in the toppings of your choice. Now how easy was that? And they are just so yummy
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@AmbiePam (48709)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I haven't had one in a very long time. We never bought them though, my mom made them from scratch. I remember one day I forgot my lunch on the bus and when I left for the day and boarded the bus, I found my lunchbox, complete with ruined caramel apple. I cried a little because those were treats we couldn't usually afford to make, and I felt like I let my mom down. Gosh, I was way too emotional as a child! But they sure do bring back great memories. And making them the way you mentioned, would be a great way of starting a new tradition. Whether it be kids or grandkids, odds are they will love it, and secretly, we will too. : )
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
24 Jul 07
Thanks for this recipe I love getting these when I go to the fair sometimes. I will try these thank you.
• United States
27 Feb 08
Aren't these just wonderful? I bet you enjoyed them.
• Canada
26 Jul 07
I just love caramel apples they are one of my favorite things in the summer , but I`ve never tried making them myself ... I will now Thanks so much for this recipe You have a wonderful summer ... Thanx again
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
25 Jul 07
Hey. In New Zealand we call these delicious treats "Toffee Apples" and these treats we would usually find at Gala Days, Side Shows, or Fun Fairs and Festivals... Ive never tried to make these at home, and since Ive had a root canal, I hardly eat them, but i do know they are very delicious... Thanks for the recipe...
• Canada
8 Jul 07
I starting reading this discussion because it was yours . I was thinking I would not reply because I have not bought Carmel apples in years. I hesitate to make them because the apple usually tastes so sour after biting through all the sweet caramel. However after reading your recipe I have to comment . I have never heard of using a crock pot to make caramel apples before but it sounds like a perfect way to make sure the stuff doesn't burn . Great idea. And all the toppings your mentioned to put on top of the candy sounds so good. it is 2am and now I am hungry and after reading about them.
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• United States
2 Jul 07
How wonderful they sound but my teeth are aching just reading about them! Thanks Annie!~ Donna
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 07
Yes I do love them to but I have never made them myself lol There are also the Toffee Apples I do enjoy them to
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1 Jul 07
i haven't ever tried one..i wasnt to though...they sound lovely...how do i make them?
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@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
1 Jul 07
Oh thanks- My daughter loves these- I don't let her get them often- as they really aren't good for her! and they are expensive- this is a great treat- we are having a party here and we also need to take a dish to pass for another party this week- I think I just found my dish to pass- thanks!
• United States
1 Jul 07
thanks for this. I love caramel apples in the fall .Is it possible to make homemade carmel squares? I would love to be able to do that
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
1 Jul 07
OOOHH that sound so good. I love caramel apples. I haven't had any yet this year. I will have to bookmark this so I can write this down later. I can't wait to try these. Maybe for the 4th. Thanks again and have a great day.
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I love caramal apples when I was a kid, and I still do.I never made them in the crockpot before but will try it the next time I make them.
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• United States
1 Jul 07
Crock pot! Yea! I have made these for my kids but using the stovetop method. I now make candy apples for my grandkids.
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