Hello, I know I’m super late, but this really helps to keep the caramel on the apples... dry apples w/ paper towel & then dip into ice cold water after applying the caramel. This helps to set the caramel. I got it from DivasCanCook.com - http://divascancook.com/mini-candy-apples-recipe-candy-easy/
I tried to make these and spent 3 hours. I tried every "trouble shooting" idea they and the blogs mentioned and I could not get the caramel to stick to the apples. It was pooling around the bottom every time. After my 3rd attempt in one day - I finally gave up. Hope this helps someone else trying to make these - there are so many cool recipes to try - don't try this one... or is you're successful, please tell me the secret : )
This is by far the worst recipe idea I've ever tried. The day of my Halloween party I spent over 2 hours trying to get the caramel to stick to the mini apples. Since the apples are moist, the caramel will not stick. It just slides right off the apple and sticks to the plate. This recipe should get zero stars - don't waste your time.
These tasted awesome. The caramel didn't still to the apples though. I followed the directions exactly. After I pulled them out of the fridge the caramel was in a pool around the bottom of the apple. When you lifted up the apple the caramel stayed on the cookie sheet :( very sad. Not sure what the problem was.
I love this idea and will give it a try! If you pick your twigs and wash them off, what would be "unsanitary"? You can also use a toothpick!
I like the bite size portions but I can't get over using twigs. This doesn't seem sanitary to me.