Caramel Apples…a favorite treat during the Fall Season, but often times they are difficult to eat, especially for little hands. So why not make them easy to handle, easy to eat and loads of fun by adding toppings and serve a Mini Caramel Apple Fondue!

All this week I’m sharing delicious Apple Recipes, we kicked it off with Mini Caramel Apple Pizzas and yesterday we served up Apple Stuffed Cinnamon Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting. We still have a couple {or more} days left of Apple Desserts, so be sure to stop back!

For the apples, we used a melon baller and scooped out the inside, then gently pushed a stick into each. To prevent browning, soak the apples in lemon juice or lemon-lime soda for about 30 minutes We did have a little difficulty with the caramel, first we tried caramel topping and then I melted a bag of caramels on the stovetop. We discovered that because the apples did not have the skin on them, the caramel would slide right off. But after chatting a bit about it, we decided that the people enjoying the Caramel Apple Fondue, would most likely dip into the caramel, then add the toppings and pop them into their mouth.

And although I had a really cute photo planned, there wasn’t the need for preparing them ahead and displaying them, since guests would be enjoying them right away. But if you happen to have a caramel recipe that works and you can get it to stick to the cut apples, I’m sure that would be amazing. And please share that recipe if you try it and get it to work.

The best part…the toppings…just like the Cupcake Fondue, the topping ideas are endless! I displayed the toppings in an ice cream cone holder that I found last Summer at Target, each of the toppings were added to a icing decorator bag that I cut down and folded over.

Mini Caramel Apple Fondue Tips

  • Use a melon baller to cut apples {or cut into wedges}
  • Soak apples in lemon juice or lemon-lime soda about 30 minutes to prevent browning. Gently dry apples with a paper towel.
  • Use sticks or skewers for the handles. If you use sticks, be sure to wash them first.
  • Caramel – 1 bag of caramels plus 2 tablespoons water, melt on the stovetop and add to a crockpot to keep warm
  • Pour toppings into decorator bags, or display them in a muffin tin, cupcake liners or bowls
  • Toppings we used – Chocolate Jimmies, Mini Chocolate Chips, Peanuts, Heath Toffee Bits, Reese’s baking bits and Fall sprinkles
  • Dip into caramel and then in toppings, eat immediately or the caramel will slide off the cut apple. Note: the caramel did stay on the uncut apple just fine, but to make them mini size, they needed to be cut

Stop back everyday this week for another yummy Apple Dessert! And be sure to check out my Apple Pinterest Board for more apple treats and ideas!

Linking to…Show & Tell Friday. Made By You Monday

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