A super easy caramel apple pops recipe

Published Oct 9, 2020 01:00 p.m. ET
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When it comes to easy fall recipes, this sweet treat takes the cake, as it’s delicious, and takes only the most basic ingredients to pull off, and with apples as a base, the delicious fruit that is in season right now is in no short supply, making it cheaper and easier to experiment with various naturally sweet flavors of all different types of apples combined with caramel.

Using this recipe to dip whole caramel apples

Caramel apple pops are easy because you’re preparing a whole bunch of small servings that all add up to only 2 candy apples. So, if you want to convert this recipe to something that will work for multiple full-sized caramel apples, then you’ll need to multiply the called for ingredients by 2 for every 4 caramel apples that you need to dip.

How to make caramel apple pops with weed

Caramel apples are fantastic, but these bite-sized versions pack a potent punch, and they’re much easier to eat or make to serve a crowd than their predecessors. Though we highly recommend that you begin with a large apple, like red delicious, because they’re easier to fit onto a small stick, this caramel apple pops recipe is compatible with any kind of apple out there, so go crazy and experiment for different flavors each time you make them.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Calories: 30

Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 2 large red delicious apples
  • 30 caramel candy squares
  • 6 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cannabutter

Optional toppings

  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sprinkles
  • 1 cup crushed peanuts
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Tools

  • 20 lollipop or popsicle sticks
  • Sharp knife
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Whisk
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Topping bowls

Instructions

  1. Wash the apples with warm water and then pat them dry as any remaining moisture will keep the caramel from sticking to the skin.

  2. Slice the apples each into 10 medium-sized wedges, leaving the skin on and removing the core along with any visible seeds, and then sprinkle the lemon juice over them to keep them fresh and crisp.

  3. Add the caramel candies, whipping cream, and cannabutter to a microwave-safe bowl, then heat them in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.

  4. After 30 seconds, remove the bowl from the microwave and whisk the ingredients together.

  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the caramel has completely melted, and you’re able to evenly combine all of the ingredients into a thick caramel paste.

  6. Once the caramel mixture is ready for dipping. It’s time to prepare the topping ingredients by pouring them all into open-faced bowls and lining them up on the counter for easy access.

  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and then take a lollipop stick and pierce it into the bottom middle of an apple wedge.

  8. Dip the apple slice into the caramel mixture until it has a thick coating, then gently press each one into your topping of choice or use a spoon to sprinkle a variation of several different options.

  9. Once you’re satisfied with the toppings, place the freshly prepared apple pop onto the sheet of parchment paper to harden.

  10. Continue dipping the apple wedges followed by toppings until the caramel mixture gets too thick to work with, at which point, you’ll need to microwave it in 3 seconds increments again until it softens so that you can keep going until they’re all finished.

These caramel apple pops take mere minutes to harden, but once they’re set, they should be transferred to the fridge inside of an appropriate airtight container or separate plastic baggies.

Storage

Caramel apple pops can last for up to 1 week in the fridge, but they must consistently be stored in a cold temperature for that to happen, and it can make them hard to chew. They are much softer at room temperature, but if they’re kept this way, then these delicious sweets should be enjoyed within 24 hours of making them.

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