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Apple Crisp Caramel Candy Apple Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Apple Crisp Caramel Candy Apples

Servings 4
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 4 small granny smith apples scrubbed clean, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup all-purposed flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup 1-minute quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon can add more
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, softened
  • 14 oz caramel candies
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Insert a popsicle stick into the stem area of each apple.
  • Place the apples in the freezer.
  • In a medium bowl mix together flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and pecans (if using).
  • Cut in the butter using a fork, pasty cutter or your fingers.
  • Mixture should look like crumbly dough once the butter is mixed in.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle the crisp mixture in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Let crisp mixture cool completely. It will harden more as it cools.
  • Once the crisp has cool, place into a food processor and grind until crumbly.
  • Place the mixture into a medium size bowl and set aside.
  • In a small, narrow pot, over medium-low heat, add heavy whipping cream and caramels.
  • Stir occassionally as the caramels slowly melts. The mixture should never boil.
  • When the caramels are melted completely, turn the heat to the lowest setting just to keep it warm.
  • Remove the apples from the freezer and wipe off any condensation.
  • Tilt the pot so that the caramel pools to one side, making it deeper.
  • Dip the apple into the caramel. Turn the apple gently so that the caramel coats all around the apple.
  • Slowly bring the apple up from the pot and let the excess drip off. Use a knife or extra popsicle stick to help removed the excess caramel quickly if needed (work quickly as the caramel hardens fast)
  • Place the apple in the bowl of crisp and turn to coat the bottom half of the apple.
  • Place the apple on wax paper.
  • Repeat with other apples.
  • When all apples have been coated in the crisp, place in the refrigerator to speed up the caramel set time.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

~TIPS~
Remember to work quickly with the caramel. It sets quickly.
Wanna cheat on the crisp part? Used crushed oatmeal cookies. (but the crisp is better : )
Use water, baking soda & a dish brush to scrub the wax off of the apples if needed