Caramel Apple Surprise with Gluten-Free Girl

The nights are getting cooler the days are still warm. It’s fall in small-town Virginia. What better way to welcome autumn than by eating caramel apples?Caramel Apple Surprise with Gluten-Free Girl | Chicklets in the Kitchen

A friend and I brought our boys together for an afternoon of apple dipping. It was rather easy. They even have kits out there (just be sure to read the box before you buy it. Gluten finds its way into some caramel kits). πŸ™‚

Here’s the super-easy recipe for a fun activity on a rainy autumn afternoon! (Like today!)

Caramel Apple Surprise

8 Apples (We liked Honey Crisp but choose your favorite)

Caramel Dip (You can find a kit that includes the sticks too)

Small sticks (if they don’t come with the kit)Caramel Apple Surprise with Gluten-Free Girl | Chicklets in the Kitchen

Mini Marshmallows

Chocolate Candies

Semi-Sweet Morsels

Coconut Flakes

Chopped Peanuts

Layer a baking sheet with wax paper. Arrange marshmallows, candies, coconut, peanuts, and semi-sweet morsel on separate plates to allow for maximum dippage. πŸ™‚

Remove stems from apples. Insert stick into the bottom center, pushing down until the stick is firmly in place. If apples were refrigerated, dry off apples with a paper towel before dipping into caramel. Set apples aside.

Follow the directions on the kit for microwaving the caramel dip. Warning! Very hot. Carefully dip apples into caramel sauce. Allow some sauce to run back into the container, then once apple has stopped dripping, gently press the apple into the dip of your choice.Β  (Try not to roll the apple too much, hot caramel will slide off. Press, lift and turn for maximum coverage.)Caramel Apple Surprise with Gluten-Free Girl | Chicklets in the Kitchen

Dip into next topping as desired.

Allow apples time to cool (you can even put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes).

Eat and enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Caramel Apple Surprise with Gluten-Free Girl

  1. Hi Mary. I have to admit they look pretty good. One of my step son’s friends is allergic to gluten. I am having my eyes opened as to what to serve when she comes over. Gluten sneaks in the processing of so many foods that shouldn’t have gluten. Amazing

    However, I have to admit I am a bit partial to those red candied apples from the fair. That crunchy candy coating. yummm.

    • Eden,

      You’re right there’s gluten in more things and many folks realize. Depending on her allergy she might not be able to handle food processed on equipment that’s handled gluten.

      What’s a bigger challenge is understanding that gluten is more than just wheat. Gluten is found in wheat, rye and barley. So if you read that something contains barley coloring, you’ve got a product with gluten.

      And you’re absolutely right, gluten sneaks it way into foods like soy sauce, Twizzlers (I’m still mourning the loss of that snack food) and many salad dressings.

      Good for you for trying to accommodate your stepson’s friend’s needs. I’m sure she truly appreciates your efforts! πŸ™‚

  2. Oh my! I haven’t had a caramel apple in years. And I never thought to roll that sticky goodness in all those toppings! I spy some little fingers rolling his apple in a little of everything!

    Great post! Now I’m going to have to get some apples and kit…or two. πŸ˜›

  3. Hi Abigail and Lis,

    Thanks for commenting.

    Actually, this was the first time I’d ever dipped apples. I wanted it to be something my boys would be able to put their own personal spin on, so the toppings I brought to the party were ones they loved to eat.

    And the boys definitely had fun experimenting with all the toppings!

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