Monday, September 16, 2019

Chocolate Caramel Apple Slices: Welcome to #AppleWeek

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Delicious apples coated in caramel, sprinkled with ginger cookie crumbs, drizzled with 2 different chocolates.  It must be Fall!!!

Welcome to Apple Week ..........

Today we are kicking off the 2019 edition of #AppleWeek today to celebrate the produce darling of the season! Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla arranged this incredible event for you and wrangled a group of bloggers to celebrate all things apple. Apples, apples, and more apples!

And Camilla, the event host, also lined up some amazing prize packages from our sponsors. You can see what you can win and enter the rafflecopter below my recipe today.

For this first offering that I made for this fun event I am featuring product from several of our generous sponsors.  You will find delicious Envy Apples, caramel, skewers and 2 different chocolates from Chocoley, and ginger cookies from Nairn's.  

I used 3 different types of apples when making these caramel apples.  Granny Smith, Honey Crisp and, of course, Envy.   I need to be honest here.  I had originally planned to only use Envy apples but my husband, who is not a caramel fan, said "these apples are too good for you to ruin in caramel".  

I love caramel but he did have a point.  While I wouldn't say "ruin", I would say that the Envy apples are so good on their own that it seems a shame to cover their taste with anything else.  

The ginger grahams not only add a wonderful taste to the caramel apples but they also help keep the caramel from sticking to the silicone mat or parchment paper used to line a baking tray.  When I first received this box of cookies, I opened a packet and tried them.  Before I knew it the entire packet was gone.  They are so good.  I had to force myself to save them for a recipe.

One of the other problems with caramel apples is that they are too big!!   I find that after a couple of bites we have had enough and into the refrigerator it goes, most often forgotten and languishing there until I clean the refrigerator before grocery shopping.  I decided to make slices and halves as well as a whole caramel apple so that we didn't have that problem.  The knife provide by Zyliss worked perfectly for slicing and cutting those apples.

I really don't have a recipe to share for these caramel apples.  It is more of a method.  I received the Caramel Apple Kit from Chocoley.  It is amazing, 5 lbs of caramel, 5 lbs. of chocolate, sticks, bags, instructions.  Everything you need and they are giving away the same package to one of our lucky readers!!!

Before I share this easy peasy method of making Chocolate Caramel Apples, let's take a look at what apple creations the others are sharing.

Make sure you scroll past my recipe box to see all the great prizes and enter for your chance to win.  Good Luck!!

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Chocolate Caramel Apples

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Delicious apples coated in caramel, sprinkled with ginger cookie crumbs, drizzled with 2 different chocolates. It must be Fall!!!


  • Desired amount of Apples
  • 1 T. vinegar
  • Caramel from 5 lb. block Chocoley Caramel
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Gourmet Compound Milk Chocolate from Chocoley
  • Gourmet Compound White Chocolate from Chocoley
  • Wooden Skewers
  • 12 ginger cookies, I used Nairn's 


How to cook Chocolate Caramel Apples

  1. Place the apples in a sink filled with water and vinegar and let soak for a few minutes before washing and drying completely.
  2. Decide how many apples you want and whether you want them whole, halved or in slices.  Cut to desired size, if necessary and place a wooden skewer in each apple or apple piece.
  3. Melt the caramel per package directions adding evaporated milk until it is the desired consistency.  
  4. Place the cookies into a food processor and pulse until crumbs.  Place into a shallow bowl.
  5. Dip the apples/apple pieces into the caramel, swirling to coat.  Allow excess to drip back into the bowl or pan.  Sprinkle the apple as desired with the cookie crumbs.  If you place the cookie crumbs on the bottom side of the apple and/or apple pieces it will prevent sticking.  Place onto a baking sheet that is covered with parchment or a silicone mat.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until caramel is set, about 15 minutes.
  7. Melt the milk chocolate per package directions.  Dip or drizzle the caramel apple with the chocolate.  Set aside to set.
  8. Melt the white chocolate according to package directions and drizzle over the apples/apple slices. 
  9. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
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Gourmet Chocolate & Caramel Apple Kit! One of Chocoley's founding principles was that every single item they sell has to be high quality or they won’t carry it. Period. Almost a decade later, from chocolate to molds, and from caramel to dipping tools, they still live by that rule. Their Gourmet Chocolate & Caramel Apple Kit has everything you need to make and decorate two to three dozen luscious caramel and chocolate-covered apples. This all-inclusive caramel apple kit comes complete with: 5 lb. Brick Chocoley Gourmet Caramel; 5 lb. Chocoley Bada Bing Bada Boom Candy & Molding Gourmet Compound Chocolate; 35 Caramel Apple Sticks; 35 Jumbo Cello Caramel Apple Bags; 6 Heavy Weight Dipping Sheets; and more! For more information visit their website.

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  1. husband is going to love these apples!

  2. I love the apple pancakes from The Original Pancake House, need to make them this weekend.

  3. I love the idea of using those ginger grahams on these -- I bet they pair perfectly with the apple and chocolate flavors!

  4. Great minds, Wendy! Slices would be better for all of us, right?! I might have to have a do-over party. ;)

    1. It will be just as fun and just as delicious the second time around.

  5. I've never thought of using ginger cookie crumbs on apples! That sounds great!

  6. You're killing me with these! They just looks so freaking yummy!

    1. I had to bring them out when we had company so they would all get eaten, otherwise I wouldn't be able to lift my fat butt outta bed the next morning.

  7. I agree with Frank on those Envy apples. They are so good on their own aren't they? Love your caramel apple slice idea!

  8. Mmmm! What a fun snack and slices would be so much easier to eat.

    1. They sure are but harder to cover in the caramel. It doesn't like the apple without the peel as well.

  9. I would love to have these apple slices right now. I am in need of a little sweetness tonight.

  10. I like the idea of slices, sometimes a whole apple IS too much!

  11. All of my favorite things in one bite! Yum!

  12. Love the idea of slices, easier to eat. I also love the tip with the ginger cookies!

  13. Making caramel apples into bite sized slices sounds like a great idea (I am not supposed to eat that much of a sweet at one time so I need these kind of tips!)

  14. These look tasty, I love that the apples are sliced - easier to eat!


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