Salted Caramel Apples are messy to make but they sure do taste yummy at the end! In my family I have some who like caramel apples plain, some who like chopped nuts with chocolate chips and then one son who likes his with sprinkles 🙂 So when I make Salted Caramel Apples I like to make a variety for everyone. You can use any toppings that you want too.
I like using sprinkles on the caramel apples because it is a way to hide imperfections when making them!
My hubby adores his caramel apples with chopped nuts and mini chocolate chips. This is also a favorite at the bake sale at my boy’s school! I will make them then wrap in parchment paper and saran wrap then tie with a color streamer. They are always a big hit!
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- 2 cups sugar
- 1½ sticks butter, at room temperature, cut in pieces
- 1 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
- 1 Tbsp, sea salt flakes (optional-If you do not want salted caramel then omit this)
- 6 apples, washed
- 6 sturdy craft sticks
- any desired toppings such as chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips or sprinkles,etc.
- Pour sugar in a heavy-bottomed pan in an even layer.
- Turn the burner to medium and heat the sugar for 4-5 minutes; Do not touch or stir the sugar.
- Watch it carefully-it will liquefy suddenly an turn golden-brown.
- When the sugar is completely liquefied, remove it from the heat.
- Let cool for 30 seconds, then quickly stir in the butter, cream and salt.
- Transfer the sauce to a large bowl and refrigerate until cool.
- Butter a baking sheet for the caramel apples to sit on.
- Insert a craft stick into the top of each apple.
- If using toppings put them into shallow bowls.
- Roll each apple through the cooled caramel, then through desired toppings.
- Place on the buttered sheet.
- Refrigerate to let caramel set.
- Serve and enjoy!
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