Alright, we all know that I have s’mores……err……problems. Yes, it’s true. I am OBSESSED. I am the “crazy s’mores Halloween lady,” as my husband once said. It’s actually a fairly accurate description. 😉 If you are a new reader then be SURE to check out my S’mores Saturdays Series of s’mores inspired recipes. It ran all summer long, and I LOVED having the excuse to make so many s’mores inspired recipes, so I fully intend to continue the series in future summers. Yum….. I also have a Pinterest board dedicated completely and utterly to all things s’mores, entitled S’mores Recipes. Follow along with me if you share my obsession. Come, come to the dark, gooey, marshmallowy side. Heehee. ANYWAY….today I am sharing with you my idea of the perfect s’mores treat for fall: S’mores Caramel Apples!
I love caramel apples. I really, really do! I think that caramel and apple is one of life’s more perfect taste combinations. The person that first thought to put them together deserves a big ole KISS, and that’s a fact! Last year my son and I had fun making free-for-all Caramel Apples, and this year we made super cute Disneyland-Inspired Jack Skellington Caramel Apples. While we were at it, I also made a few s’mores caramel apples just to feed my addiction. And mmmm was the marshmallow added to the perfection of a chocolate dipped caramel apple GOOD! I used my Homemade Marshmallow Fluff, although store bought fluff would work fine as well I am sure.
- a bit of water, cream, or half and half
- marshmallow fluff
- melting chocolate or chocolate chips with a bit of Crisco
- graham cracker crumbs
- Begin by washing and drying your apples and sticking a popsicle stick into each apple.
- Melt the caramel in a small saucepan. (I use the caramel bits found in the baking aisle.) Thin the caramel out a bit with a could of Tablespoons of water, cream, or half and half. I usually lean toward the decadent side.)
- Dip the apples into the caramel. Allow the excess caramel to drip off and then place the apples on wax paper and allow the caramel to cool.
- Once the caramel is cooled and a bit hardened, warm the marshmallow fluff up a bit in the microwave so that it is runny enough for dipping. Stir it up and dip the caramels in the warm marshmallow fluff. Place the apples onto wax paper again and allow the marshmallow fluff to sit for several hours until it is no longer sticky.
- Melt your chocolate until it is runny. If you are using chocolate chips you may want to thin out the chocolate with a bit of Crisco melted into it. I used dark chocolate chips.
- Use a spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate liberally all over your apples.
- Immediately sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the melted chocolate. Allow to cool.
- Cut and enjoy!