Today’s caramel apple recipe is different because the caramel itself has chocolate. Easy Chocolate Caramel Covered Apples is a great alternative. You don’t have to do double duty of dipping apples in caramel and then dipping them in melted chocolate.
The key ingredient that makes this possible is Riesen chewy chocolate covered caramels. This recipe is just like yesterdays, but you use the Riesens instead of the caramels. These apples get a nice coating of a deep chocolate covered coating perfect for Halloween. I love the shine that these Easy Chocolate Caramel Covered Apples coating has.
Here are my tips to follow before dipping your apples:
1. Scrub you apples – most apples have a waxy coating on the skin. In order for the caramel to remain on the apples after you dip them you must remove the waxy coating. This can be done by scrubbing the skins with a brand new green scouring pad. Scrub along with water and rinse.
2. Dry your apples – make sure your apples are completely dry before you dip them.
3. Chill your apples – the coating will stay on your apple if they are cold rather than warm. Give them at least 30 minutes in the fridge before coating them.
- MEDIUM APPLES
- WOODEN STICKS
- RIESEN CHEWY CHOCOLATE-COVERED CARAMELS
Easy Chocolate Caramel Covered Apples
Real Mom Kitchen
- 4-6 medium apples
- 4 wooden sticks
- 50 unwrapped Riesen chewy chocolate-covered caramels
- 2 Tbsp cream
- Follow tips from my Caramel Apples 101 post to prepare the apples. Place sticks in the prepared apples.
- Place Riesens and cream in a microwave save bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until caramel is melted and smooth. This should take no longer that 3 minutes. It only took 1 1/2 minutes in my microwave.
- Hold apple by the stick over the bowl and spoon caramel over the apple. Allow the caramel to run down the apple and scrape bottom to remove excess caramel.
- If adding topping roll immediately in topping and place on parchment to cool.
Recipe adapted from Redbook Magazine.