Mini Caramel Apples: Food on a Stick

By September 28, 2011Baking, Dessert, Fall Favorites, Sweet Treats

Our Food on a Stick mini series continues with these Mini Caramel Apples. Although we all love the large apple coated in the ooey gooey caramel, sometimes it can be difficult to eat, especially for your little ones. Serving this mini version is not only fun, but it’s super easy and a budget friendly dessert as well.

Even though I LOVED the caramel that I used on the Caramel Apples last week, it’s really pretty easy to make your own. I used the basic recipe from the Caramel Apple S’Mores and changed it a bit to make it thicker.

I used a variety of apples, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Pink Lady and the new SweeTango Apple, the same one I used for the Apple Dumplings. By using just 4 apples, I got a whole plate full of Mini Caramel Apples.

The caramel is made with easy ingredients you probably have in your pantry and fridge; butter, brown sugar, milk, salt, vanilla and a little cornstarch to thicken it a bit.  Store any leftover caramel {if you have any} in an airtight container in the fridge, heat in the microwave and serve with ice cream, apple crisp or your favorite Apple Pie!  The sticks are just regular craft sticks, I thought they looked more like a Caramel Apple than a wooden skewer.


Mini Caramel Apples: Food on a Stick

A fun way to enjoy a Caramel Apple. Recipe from

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes



  • Variety; SweeTango, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Red Delicious or others

Caramel Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cups milk or half-and-half
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch {if needed for thickness}


  • Craft Sticks {available at Walmart, Hobby Lobby or Amazon}
  • Lemon Juice to prevent browning of apples


Caramel Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, salt and milk
  2. Bring to a boil and cook for 5-7 minutes or until thickened
  3. Add a little cornstarch and whisk in
  4. Let cool slightly to serve
  5. If the sauce gets too cool, just heat in microwave for about 20 seconds
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container


  1. Cut apples in chunks
  2. Place immediately in lemon juice to prevent browning
  3. Thread apples onto craft sticks
  4. Serve with caramel for dipping or add caramel before serving

You may also enjoy the Food On A Stick that we shared so far over at Pocket Change Gourmet!

Stay tuned for more Food on a Stick right here and at Pocket Change Gourmet! And the HUGE Wilton Giveaway is tomorrow too!! AND the On A Stick Cookbook Giveaway on Pocket Change Gourmet! You won’t want to miss it!

Linking to…Fall Fest, Sweet Tooth Friday, Ingredient Spotlight, Get Your Craft On

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