Fall always brings out the yummy apple recipes in my house, Bentley is such a fruit child that we always have to have some kind of fruit laying around for him to munch on. If you have ever been to Disney World or Disneyland you know there is some Disney candy covered apples in the parks! This fall we cant make it to the Disney Parks to get some, so I thought that we would make our own! YUM
What you need:
4 large Granny Smith apples
5-6 c. caramels (or appx. 1 bag Kraft Caramel bits)
7-8 cinnamon graham crackers
1 1/2 lbs. melting chocolates (or chocolate chips)
cinnamon and sugar, to taste (appx 2 Tbsp sugar + 1/8 tsp. cinnamon)
8 large marshmallows (if you want to make “ears” which in my opinion makes it more magical)
What to do:
1. Scrub apples and dry with a dishcloth or paper towel. This is to get the wax coating off
2. Melt caramel in the microwave (in a micvrowave-safe dish) for 30 seconds at a time until caramel is nice and melted or follow directions on package if using the Bits.
3. Place caramel apple sticks or cop sticks into the top of each apple and dip each apple into the caramel until fully coated, rotating the apple as needed. Let excess caramel drip off and them place on wax paper. ( Make sure you spray the wax paper with Pam or other non stick spray before placing them on paper, they WILL stick to paper if you don’t)
4. If you want to make ears take marshmallows dip a side in the caramel and place on the the top of the apples to make ears( I also learned that putting toothpicks through the marshmellows into the apple helps hold so much better) , hold for about 15 seconds. Let sit for about an hour or longer if you want. ( you can also put in fridge )
5. Put graham crackers in zip block bag , and smash with mallet. Make sure they are really broken down. Place in bowl and set aside.
6. Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave until chocolate is just melted and there are no lumps. Dip each apple in the chocolate and allow chocolate to set up for a few seconds.
7. When chocolate has set a little, roll the bottom half in processed graham cracker crumbs, pat down hand just a tad. Sprinkle entire apple with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
With this treat I wanted to make it more kid friendly and have a little help, my son Bentley help me mash the gram crackers and roll the chocolate covered apples in the gram crackers. My only tip is don’t double dip from chocolate to gram crackers back to chocolate, we had to learn the hard way. Other then that , we had a blast making them and a blast eating them as well! I hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more Disney themed deliciousness!