I only recently became a caramel apple fan. My husband grew up eating caramel and candy apples so I thought I’d create a caramel apple gift of sorts. Even a sweet twist on the old apple for the teacher. I’ve always found caramel apples difficult to eat so I thought that slicing the apple then dipping in the caramel would be much easier. It worked well.
This makes a great gift or favor because you unwrap the caramels, melt them in the jar in a microwave, then dip and coat with Reese’s pieces. I thought fall candies would be the best choice and then I remembered how much my Mom loved to dip apple slices in peanut butter. That’s why the Reese’s pieces. Certainly if there is a peanut allergy concern, choose another fall candy like the autumn mix of M&M’s.
Granny Smith apples are a favorite in my house so that is what I used. Honey crisp, Jongold or any other eating variety that you enjoy. I wanted a glass jar that was large enough to hold the candies and caramels so I went with the Ball Jars in the half pint or 8 ounce size.
A fun idea to share with others to celebrate #appleweek!