I’m always sad to see summer go, but the trade-off of Fall is about as good of a swap as it gets!
This week our local pumpkin patch opens for the season and we can hardly wait! This particular pumpkin patch is no ordinary one. There are over 50 attractions and you need a map just to help you navigate your outing. And the food. Oh the food! Pretty much anything you could imagine, they have it.
Out of all of these options, for some reason, every year, the food that seems to call C’s name most is the humongous caramel apples. Not to worry, we’ve let him indulge in the real thing before, but this year I’m prepared with an alternative that still allows him to indulge in a treat, but with much less worry. Plus, I couldn’t believe how quickly they came together, and with only a fraction of the mess! I’m thinking these would also make a good fall party treat for school.
You can use whatever toppings you wish. We chose mini M&M’s, pretzels and Oreos. This is a good one for the kids to help make too. Just make sure they don’t go knuckle deep in the caramel, like I’m certain C would, if given the opportunity.
Recipe source: Tasty.
- 1 apple
- Caramel dip
- Choice of toppings, crushed (pretzels, Oreos, M&M's, peanuts, etc)
- Popsicle sticks
- Use a melon baller and in a circular motion, scoop out mini apple balls. I got 10 balls from a small-medium apple.
- Insert a popsicle stick into the side of the apple with the skin. It may help to use a knife to cut a slice in the apple skin for easier insertion of the popsicle stick.
- Dip the mini caramel apple pop into the caramel, then dip again into bowls of topping of choice.