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Caramel Apple Monsters

Caramel Apple Monsters
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Shauna Wightman
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Fall is my favorite time of year...and my kids love it too because it means apple picking! We have a tree right in our backyard that provides a daily snack for the kids.

With Halloween just around the corner, we decided to take the after-school snack to the next level and make "Monster Caramel Apples." The kids loved making them as much as they relished gobbling their treats down!

How We Did It

Caramel Apple Monsters

Start by prepping your ingredients. We bought a kit from the grocery store for our caramel apples. The kit comes with the sticks and caramel all ready to go--but you can melt caramel candies down in a microwave-safe bowl as well.

For decorations, we used slivered almonds, raisins, marshmallows, and chocolate chips (a good mix of healthy and sweet).

Caramel Apple Monsters

To prepare the apples, stick the Popsicle stick in the top of the apple. Then let an adult take a sharp knife and cut a little slice out of the apple for the mouth. (You can skip this step and just decorate a mouth.)

Swirl the apple in the melted caramel, and place it on a lightly greased plate.

Caramel Apple Monsters

While the caramel is still warm and soft, let the kids decorate to their hearts' content. They can use toothpicks to create arms and bunny ears, as my three-year-old did.

Caramel Apple Monsters

Slivered almonds made great teeth, and chocolate chips or raisins are a fun way to create eyes.

Caramel Apple Monsters

We stuck the apples in the fridge for a bit to let the caramel harden, but you can eat them up right away. The kids loved making a little monster family. One for everyone, and these creepy cute monsters were delicious as well!




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So cute - my kids will love these! Can't wait to try them!

posted by: Lara on 10.16.2012

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