22 Jan

Fail: Caramel Apple Bites

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Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/470626229781746075/, via http://www.redskyfood.com/2013/09/mini-caramel-apples.html


What I Did: I wanted to make these for finger foods at my 27th birthday party. Thought they would pair nicely with the cheese plate… But, well, the only thing that went right was the cheese – this plate was finished! Total flop on the caramel – way too sticky and it wouldn’t stick to the juicy apples.

My Result: 


Next Time I Will: Not saving this project :(

caramel apple bites treats fail

Comments on this post
  1. Kelly says:

    I also tried to make these for my son’s pre-school Christmas party. I read somewhere before making them (maybe in the comments of the recipe??), to dip the apple pieces in dipping/coating chocolate first, let that set in the fridge and then do the carmel. Otherwise, the carmel just slides off the apple. I got as far as the chocolate and decided that was good enough. I rolled them in Christmas sprinkles and called it good.

    1. Casey says:

      I made a similar recipe but instead of actual apples, I used green grapes and dipped them in crushed peanuts, and they turned out pretty amazing. Perhaps the grape skin holds the Carmel better than the raw part of the Apple but I used a ready made, caramel, specific to Carmel apples. I just heated the container in the microwave and stirred. It was the perfect texture of Carmel. I found mine in the produce area of my grocer, not the candy aisle. It was a regular grocery, not one of the specialty fancy ones either. You might want to be sure and place them on wax paper to cool so they won’t stick to your plate.

      1. jrex says:

        Could you try dusting the plate with, maybe, confectioner’s sugar? I doubt spray oil or flour would be very tasty… Then again if all the rest of it is a fail, why bother! I’ve seen loads of homemade apple/caramel fails; there must be some difficult trick to it.

        I do love that pic of you with the upended plate! Too funny!

        1. Jenelle says:

          That looks a bit like Gem

          1. Nin says:

            try confectioners sugar on the apple pieces to absorb the moisture of the apple, then parchment paper or wax paper while they set

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