We love making our own gourmet caramel apples. This is the third year our little family as made them and it gets better each time. These are the perfect fall treat because apples are in season right now, plus you can use up any leftover Halloween candy or buy more right now on clearance.
I start by using these Caramel Bits. I know it's easy to make your own caramel sauce for dipping but these caramel bits work perfectly and all you have to do is melt them. Plus I love sneaking a few.
Wash and dry the apples and then coat them with the melted caramel. After they are all coated put them in the fridge to chill.
While they are chilling in the fridge I melt the Almond Bark and start crushing and mixing toppings.
When they come out of the fridge they usually have a little pool of caramel at the bottom. Just mold that back onto the apple and it's ready for the Almond Bark.
To make Apple Pie Caramel Apples mix some sugar and cinnamon together and then sprinkle it over the almond bark.
For Butterfinger Apples just crush some Butterfingers and cover the Almond Bark.
For Chocolate Swirl Apples I just melt chocolate chips and put in a ziploc bag with a hole in it and drizzle the chocolate over the apple.
We made one more flavor with crushed Oreos over the apples and it was SO good. It was gone before I could take a picture of it. The options for these apples are endless. We've also tried coating them in mini chocolate chips, crushed snickers and toffee bits.