How to Make Caramel Apples for Wedding Favors

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Tying the knot in autumn? Send home a delicious, comforting caramel apple with each of your guests as a wedding favor! A whole apple with a little drizzle of chocolate is a classic favorite. You can also try another fun variation with white chocolate, or sprinkles.

Caramel Apple with Chocolate Drizzle

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Things You'll Need

  • Medium sized apples. Granny Smith make a great sweet/tart combo.
  • 2 bags of chewy caramel candies.
  • Chocolate candy melts.
  • Piping bag.
  • Skewers or lollipop sticks.
  • Wax paper.
  • Double boiler pan, fondue pot, or microwave.
  • Clear cellophane or plastic treat bags.
  • Ribbon

Unwrap and melt caramels using one of these three methods.

  • Double boiler: Fill bottom pan halfway with water and bring to boil, add caramels and 2 Tbsp water (per bag of caramels) and stir until smooth. 
  • Fondue pot: Turn on fondue pot, add caramels and 2 Tbsp water per bag.
  • Microwave: Place caramels in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute, stir, then heat for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth.

Insert the lollipop stick into the top of the apple. Tip the pan to make a pool of caramel. Holding by the stick, dip the apple into the caramel and turn the apple until it is evenly coated all around. Bring the apple out of the caramel and continue turning as the excess caramel drips into the pan. Set the apple onto a prepared square of wax paper, and set in the fridge or freezer until firm.

Melt chocolate candy melts using the same method as the caramel. Use a piping bag with a small round tip and drizzle chocolate left and right across the top of the apple. Turn apple 90 degrees and drizzle again.

Place apples in treat bags, or wrap in cellophane and tie with string or ribbon.

Tip

  • Don't have a piping bag and tip? Fill a plastic sandwich bag with the melted chocolate, then snip a tiny piece off the corner of the bag and drizzle away!

White Chocolate Apple Pops

These apple pops are sure to delight your guests' eyes as well as their tastebuds!

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Things You'll Need

  • Medium apples - one apple makes two apple pops
  • White chocolate candy melts
  • Dark chocolate candy melts
  • Caramel candies
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Wax paper
  • White circle or pearl bead sprinkles
  • Plastic favor bags
  • Ribbon

Melt white chocolate candies using one of the methods mentioned above.

Slice two ends off each apple about 1/2 inch away from the core so that you end up with two round cross sections. Poke a small hole in the bottom of the apple slices with a knife, and insert the lollipop sticks.

Dip apple slices into the white chocolate and cover thoroughly until the near the bottom. Place onto wax paper.

Drizzle white chocolate onto the bride apple pop. Add a "pearl necklace" by pressing on white circle sprinkles or pearl bead sprinkles.

For the groom version, melt dark chocolate candies, then use piping bag to add suspenders. Cut a small piece of caramel candy and gently press in the middle to make a bowtie. Press on three white sprinkle "buttons".

Once apple pops have dried, gently insert into plastic favor bags and tie with ribbon. You can make them the night before and refrigerate until they are ready to be given away.

Dark Chocolate Confetti Apple Wedges

These smaller, chocolate versions of a caramel apple are so fun and playful. And seriously delicious!

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Things You'll Need

  • Medium apples - one apple makes 8 or more slices, depending on how you cut it.
  • Dark chocolate candy melts.
  • Large, colorful sprinkles.
  • Wax paper.
  • Small boxes or baking cups.

Melt dark chocolate candies.

Cut apple into four large slices, avoiding the core. Cut each large slice into several smaller wedges.

Dip the bottom half of each apple into lemon juice to prevent browning, and the top half into the chocolate, and set wedges on the wax paper. Add sprinkles while the chocolate is still melted.

Let chocolate dry, and place apple wedges in favor boxes or sturdy baking cups. These can be kept in the refrigerator for one day.

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