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Funny Face Caramel Apples

Almost too cute to eat. almost.

Funny Face Caramel Apples

The combination of a tart Granny Smith apple and chewy caramel is an amazing match up.

These two flavors and textures are just darn right perfect for one another.

To add to the deliciousness, these caramel apples are decorated with mini M&M candies, mini chocolate chips, candy corn and candy sprinkles.

And for fun, the caramel apples have funny faces with candy eyeballs, and carved out smiles with lips.

Funny Face Caramel Apples

I can just imagine the caramel apples coming to life and talking with their funny lips moving like the cars did in the movie “Cars”.

Kids will have so much fun decorating these caramel apples.

It’s kind of like playing with Mr. Potato Head when adding on the eyes, nose and ears to the caramel apples.  Only these are made of candy so you can snack as you decorate.

The two most important tips when making these caramel apples are:

1)  Be really careful not to touch, or get the hot caramel on you; and
2)  Use parchment paper rather than wax paper.

For one of the batches of caramel apples that I made, I used wax paper and it stuck to the bottom of every apple.

But the parchment paper works like a dream.

Funny Face Caramel Apples

For additional color Halloween plastic straws are added over the sticks.

The straws are cut to make them the same length as the stick, then pushed them down into the caramel and the apple so they were secure when turning the apple over to eat it.

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Let’s check out the ingredients.

Caramel Apple Ingredients

Kraft caramels, Granny Smith apples, water, candy corn, mini M&M candies, mini chocolate chips, candy eyeballs, and popsicle or bamboo lollipop sticks.  Also, candy sprinkles and parchment paper.

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Apples:

Granny Smith Apples on Plate

Wash and dry the apples.

Granny Smith Apples with Sticks

Then remove the stem if there is one.

Granny Smith Apples with Sticks

Starting from the top of the apple, poke the popsicle or bamboo lollipop stick through the middle of the apple.

Granny Smith Apples with Sticks

Step back and look to make sure the stick is centered and not leaning off to one side.

If it’s leaning just remove the stick and try again.

Set the apples aside.

For the Caramel:

Next, on a large plate add a sheet of parchment paper and set aside.

Caramels in Pot

Unwrap the caramels and add them to a medium size pan (don’t turn the heat on yet).

Water in Caramels in Pan

Once all of the caramels are in the pan, turn the heat on low to medium, and add water.

Melted Caramel in Pan

Continuously stir.

Melted Caramel in Pan

If the caramel starts to bubble turn the heat down just a bit.

Melted Caramel in Pan

Continue to stir until the caramels are completely melted.

For the Caramel Apples:

Caramel on Apple

Turn the heat down to the lowest setting possible.

Then hold one of the apples by the stick over the pan and spoon the caramel over the top of the apple…

Caramel on Apple

…next tilt the pan slightly and dip all sides of the apple in the caramel.

Use the spoon to remove the excess caramel from the bottom of the apple…

Caramel Apples

…then lay the caramel coated apple on parchment paper.

Repeat the process for the remaining apples.

After coating the 3rd apple with caramel, turn the heat off of the pan.

Continue with dipping the remaining 2 apples in the caramel.

Decorating the Caramel Apples:

Decorated Caramel Apples

As soon as all of the apples are coated, add the candy decorations.

Funny Face Caramel Apples

The caramel dries quickly so you may have to push them into the caramel to stick.

This little guy’s nose is actually a bubble that formed from the caramel.

Funny Face Caramel Apples

If the candies aren’t sticking, melt some of the chocolate chips and drizzle or dab the chocolate on the apple.

Then sprinkle the candies over the chocolate.

Funny Face Caramel Apples

To make a funny face, use the rounded edge of a dinner knife to shape a smile and the lips, eyes, or nose.

Funny Face Caramel Apples

As soon as the caramel apples are decorated, put them in the refrigerator so the candies and funny faces don’t slide.

Funny Face Caramel Apples

Serve at room temperature.

Funny Face Caramel Apples

And enjoy each funny face bite.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Holiday Recipes You May Like:

Goblin Chocolate Tootsie Roll Cupcakes

Halloween Graveyard S’mores

Bunny Bottom Dirt Cup Desserts

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Reindeer Pops

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Funny Face Caramel Apples
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Print Recipe

Funny Face Caramel Apples

Almost too cute to eat.  Almost.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Caramel Apples
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients

For the Apples:

  • 5 Granny Smith apples washed and dried, stems removed
  • 1 package (14 ounces) Kraft caramels unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons water

Candy Decorations of Your Choice:

  • Candy eyeballs
  • Mini M&M candies
  • Candy sprinkles
  • Candy corn
  • Mini chocolate chips

Supplies Needed:

  • 5 popsicle or bamboo lollipop sticks
  • Parchment paper

Instructions

For Apples:

  1. Preparing the Apples - Starting from the top of the apple, poke the popsicle or bamboo lollipop stick through the middle of the apple. 

  2. Step back and look to make sure the stick is centered and not leaning off to one side. If it’s leaning just remove the stick and try again. Set the apples aside.

For the Caramel:

  1. Melting the Caramel - On a large plate, lay a sheet of parchment paper and set aside.

  2. To a medium size saucepan, add the caramels (don’t turn the heat on yet). Once all of the caramels are in the pan, add water and turn the heat on low to medium. Continuously stir.  

  3. If the caramel starts to bubble turn the heat down just a bit. Continue to stir until the caramels are completely melted.

For the Caramel Apples:

  1. Dipping the Apples in Caramel - Turn the heat down to the lowest setting possible.

  2. Then hold one of the apples by the stick over the pan and spoon the caramel over the top of the apple. 

  3. Next tilt the pan slightly and dip all sides of the apple in the caramel. 

  4. Use the spoon to remove the excess caramel from the bottom, and lay the caramel coated apple on parchment paper. 

  5. Repeat the process for the remaining apples.  After coating the 3rd apple with caramel, turn the heat off of the pan.  Continue with dipping the remaining 2 apples in the caramel.

Decorating the Caramel Apples:

  1. Decorating the Caramel Apples - As soon as all of the apples are coated add the candy decorations. The caramel dries quickly so you may have to push them into the caramel to stick. 

  2. If the candies aren’t sticking, melt some of the chocolate chips and drizzle or dab the chocolate on the apple. Then sprinkle the candies over the chocolate.
  3. To make a funny face, use the rounded edge of a dinner knife to shape a smile and the lips, eyes, or nose. 

  4. As soon as the caramel apples are decorated, put them in the refrigerator so the candies and funny faces don't slide.

  5. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

TIPS

The two most important tips when making these caramel apples are:

  1. Be really careful not to touch, or get the hot caramel on you; and
  2. Use parchment paper rather than wax paper

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3 Comments

  1. Looks wonderful.

  2. Oh my gosh lady, these are amazing. I made some too but mine aren’t as fun as yours. They’ll go up on the blog this weekend. I love Halloween. It’s like an excuse to eat like a little kid for weeks on end.