I’m sure every American grows up eating and making delicious caramel apples every year during the autumn months, but it doesn’t seem to be a common thing here in the Netherlands. I rarely make them myself, even though they’re easy, tasty and you can trick yourself into thinking it’s somewhat healthy (they’re really, really not). But healthy is not what we do here at Daily Delicious Eats, so here’s the easiest way to make caramel apples with only three ingredients! If you can guess the first two ingredients, you’ll win… nothing, because come on.
- 400 grams (14 oz) soft caramel candies
- 4 fruit balls
- 2 tbs milk or cream
First, wash the apples under the tap and dry them well. Make sure you clean off that waxy layer so the caramel can stick. Twist off the stem and jab a stick into the apples. I used chopsticks because ASIAN PRIDE (by which I mean I was too lazy to go out and buy sticks). Line a plate with parchment.
Dump the soft caramels (the chewy Werther’s Originals for example) into a microwave-safe bowl. Add the milk or cream and nuke the mixture in the microwave on high for about three minutes or until melted, taking it out every minute or so to give it a good stir.
When it’s all runny and gooey, dip your apples into the caramel or use a spoon to cover them. My caramel was quite thick, so I had to use a spoon. If the caramel is runny, hold the apples upside down for a few seconds before putting them on the plate, then let them set in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Want fancy-pants caramel apples? Dip the caramel apples in crushed nuts, M&Ms, chocolate or anything else you can come up with that’s not disgusting. I sprinkled sea salt on one of my apples and rolled the others in (crushed) M&Ms.
And they’re ready to eat!