Honestly, I love the idea of candy/carmel apples. The reality however, is a bit more complex. I’m not a fan of huge messes all over my face, or candy stuck in my teeth, so this makes the whole carmel apple experience a bit of a challenge. This year, I wanted to share the joys of carmel apples with my little guy, but somehow pull it off without having to clean up a massive caramel mess all over his face, hair, hands and everything else that makes up his being. Which is why I came up with this idea for mini carmel apples instead!
What you need:
- Carmel sauce (I bought the kind that goes on ice cream)
- Chocolate sauce
- Jelly or other dipping sauces
- an ice cube tray
- a knife for slicing apples
All you have to do is chop up the apples then, pour the dipping sauces into the outer portions of the ice cube tray. Then place the apple slices in the squares filling up the rest of the tray, and serve!
My son had so much fun being “in control” of the dip and apples and chowing down on the yummy sweetness. I enjoyed the lack of mess all over his face at the end of it, and the fact that this ended up being a super-easy fall snack for every one!
Have you ever done candy or carmel apples with your kids? Want to try it in mini version?