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Caramel apples are already pretty awesome, but what can make them even more awesome is covering them in an explosion of rainbow cereal marshmallows! After buying 2.5lbs of these marshmallows, I've been trying to come up with ideas on how to use them. This is a really easy and tasty way to use up quite a few. Also, the marshmallows on the vanilla candy coating kind of makes them look like they are floating in milk!

Remember, if you are looking for something healthy to eat, you really shouldn't be looking at anything I'm making ;)

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Step 1: Ingredients

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I'm going to talk about making just 1 apple, but you can easily increase all the ingredients to make more.

Ingredients and Supplies:

  • Granny Smith Apple - this type of apple is used most often for caramel apples because the tartness is meant to go well with the sweet coating
  • about 2.2oz of Caramel - you can make your own caramel or if you use one of these common storebought options shown above, they come in packs of 11oz and the packaging suggests that 1 bag will cover 5 apples. Increase or decrease this if you have an extra large apple or a small one.
  • about 1tsp of Water for the caramel if you are using one of the packaged options
  • a few Marshmallows - (optional) this is to help the caramel stick to the apple - if you don't already have them, I don't think it's necessary to buy them to do 1 or 2 apples, but it wouldn't hurt if you were doing a bunch
  • 2oz Vanilla Candy Coating - you can use something else if you want (such as white chocolate chips or even milk chocolate), I find this melts very well
  • about 3/4c - 1c (or 1.4oz) Cereal Marshmallows - this is a rough estimate, you probably won't be able to cover it with more than 1 cups worth though based on what I used and the coverage I got
  • Popsicle Stick* - you need something to stick into the apple that is sturdy, popsicle sticks work well and are inexpensive but you can also get actual apple sticks if you want
  • Parchment Paper

There aren't necessarily any special utensils used for making these except for what's mentioned. You'll mostly need bowls, plates, spoons, knives, normal things. The only thing I want to recommend is any bowls you used be small (if you are only making 1 or 2 apples) and be nice and curved (not like a ramekin). This will make it easier to roll and coat your apples.

*If you are making these for a party, you could wood burn or in some way decorate the sticks.

tonywye2 months ago
It looks so yummy and colorful!!! :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  tonywye2 months ago
Thank you! I'm super proud of the way it came out :)
Elaina M2 months ago
What did you do !!!???! Pure delicious genius ! Also - what a great tip about removing the apple wax before dipping :) I've never even thought about doing that!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Elaina M2 months ago
I know right! It helps a lot when making the caramel stick but you gotta make sure you don't over do it!
AmyandTanner2 months ago
*drool* I'm going to try this!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  AmyandTanner2 months ago
I hope you do!
attosa2 months ago
Too cute to eat! But I would anyway ;)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  attosa2 months ago
Haha, I feel the same :)
Best. Caramel. Apple. Ever. :D It looks so good!!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  WeTeachThemSTEM2 months ago
Thank you!
Indeluin2 months ago
I've always wanted to make caramel apples! Maybe I will try it this summer sometime :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Indeluin2 months ago
I'm glad to hear it! I had been wanting to make caramel apples for ages and I am glad I finally went for it! It really isn't too bad, I would say the hardest part is just getting the caramel right so it doesn't end up too hard or too soft :)
zakbobdop2 months ago
I nearly tried to eat the picture, this looks so good :D
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  zakbobdop2 months ago
I wish eating the picture worked because it is quite delicious :)
JustineM322 months ago
This turned out really pretty!
You do a very nice job making Instructable tutorials. :-)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  JustineM322 months ago
Thank you very much! I was very happy with how this came out :)