The Most Fun Apple Snack

October 27, 2015   4 Comments

Last year, I posted this concept and it got rave reviews. Sometimes simple is best.

Fun Apple Snack

My kids have been begging me to buy the caramel dipping sauce so we can make our own caramel apples. After a quick review of our dentist bills, I decided to ignore their requests. Ask any dentist about caramel, and they will tell you it is evil because kids don’t brush properly (even if you stand there and yell at them).

This recipe (if you can call it that) is inspired by the Bloomin’ Onion of Outback Steakhouse fame. They take an onion, batter it, and deep-fry it into one of the worst appetizers on record.

This apple, on the other hand, is made with one caramel, half an apple, and a microwave. Viola! A little bit of candy goes a long way toward making this a treat.

The photo above is BEFORE you use the microwave to melt it. Then it looks a lot less pretty but tastes great.

My caramel was a sea salt version that somehow made its way into my cart at Trader Joe’s. I blame the wind.

After you make it, you pull it apart and eat the apple slices that have melted caramel on them. This is easy, relatively healthy, and FUN.

Do you have a favorite apple/caramel recipe?

Bloomin’ Apple Recipe

1.6 from 24 reviews

Makes 2 servings

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1 apple
2 caramels


Remove stem from apple. Slice apple in half across the center (not lengthwise) so you have the top and the bottom divided.

Core out the seeds (which look like a lovely flower) with a spoon. Slice the apple without slicing all the way through in wedges about 8-10 times so you can pull off a slice fairly easily.

Add caramel to center and heat in microwave for 20 second intervals until caramel is melted. Do not eat immediately! Wait about five minutes until the caramel has cooled and hardened.

Can be stored, after spritzing with some lemon juice, in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

½ apple and one caramel is 86 calories, 0.8 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 20.3 g carbohydrates, 16.0 g sugar, 0.5 g protein, 2.2 g fiber, 25 mg sodium, 1 Freestyle SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Have you tried apple nachos? Use a mandolin to slice an apple, heat some caramel and drizzle over. You can also add chocolate, nut butter, and/or nuts

Yum! I also saw a similar version that used a chopped up mini Halloween snickers in the apple.

All 3 recipes sound yummy. We have been on an apple binge at my house so we will definitely be trying all of these. I love the idea of the apple creative! Thanks guys!

@Maria - How did I never think of the mini snicker bar thing! I love 'Taffy Apple Salad' with whipped cream and mini marshmellows and chopped up Snickers.

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