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Halloween Mickey Mouse Caramel Apples Recipe

A yummy and fun way to use up those extra apples!
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat Disneyland recipe, halloween caramel apples, Mickey Mouse Caramel Apples
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 868kcal

Equipment

  • 6 wooden dowels or popsicle sticks

Ingredients

  • 6 granny smith apples (or Gala)
  • 22 ounces Kraft caramels (unwrapped)
  • cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 12 large marshmallows (for the ears)
  • 11 ounces  milk chocolate chips
  • 11 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 sleeve cinnamon graham crackers crushed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup orange sprinkles (I used sugar and added 4 drops of red food coloring, and 6 drops of yellow food coloring, and mixed in a Ziploc sandwich bag.)

Instructions

  • Wash apples thoroughly and remove stem.
  • Stick the wooden dowel down the middle of the apple where the stem once was. Set aside.
  • Coat a foil lined cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Set the pan aside.
  • In a saucepan, add the caramels, marshmallows, vanilla, and water.
  • Mix until it is a smooth liquid.
  • Dip the apples in the liquid caramel mixture until it is fully coated.
  • Continue to spin the apple on the stick until the caramel isn't dripping and holds its shape (this part may take a little while).
  • Place the caramel apple on the greased cookie sheet, and continue to do this process for all the apples.
  • To make Mickey's ears, cut off the side of the larger marshmallows, so it is a little sticky.
  • Dip the little side that is sticky into the caramel and place on the apple about about 1 centimeter away from the stick, so the ears are only about 1 inch apart from each other.
  • Once all the ears are attached, place the cookie sheet in the fridge and let them set up for about 2 hours.
  • After the caramel has hardened and set up, melt the two different chocolates in separate bowls according to the package directions.
  • Crush the graham crackers ahead of time and place on a plate so it is easy to roll the apple in.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar so it is easy to roll the coated apple in.
  • On a plate or bowl, spread out the orange sprinkles (or orange sugar) so the apples can be easily rolled.
  • Dip the apples in the melted white chocolate so all the caramel is covered.
  • Spin the apple on the stick so the chocolate isn't dripping but is still soft and moist.
  • Roll the bottom half of the apple in the graham cracker crumbs, and sprinkle the top half with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Set the apple on the greased cookie sheet.
  • For the "Mummy" caramel apple, dip the apple in white chocolate until it is fully coated.
  • Spin the apple on it's stick so the chocolate isn't dripping.
  • With a butter knife, make line or streaks so it adds texture to the white chocolate making it look like a mummy.
  • For the Orange caramel apples, Dip the apple in the melted milk chocolate until it is fully coated.
  • Spin the apple on the stick so the chocolate stops dripping.
  • Roll the apple in the Orange sprinkles until fully coated.
  • Set on the non-stick cooking sheet.
  • Refrigerate until the apples are fully set up and serve cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 868kcal | Carbohydrates: 160g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 135g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 1mg