Skinnyish Homemade Caramel Apples

 

I must admit, this was the first time I’ve ever made caramel apples. Making them by scratch seemed like a bit of a time consuming  task. So, I decided to take a simple approach by using a bag of individually wrapped caramels. And I have to say, If you’re looking for a fool proof extremely easy caramel apple recipe, look no further! These a so yummy and they are made with 2 main ingredients, caramels and crisp apples! To make them skinnyish, I only dipped half of each apple and opted for no toppings. It’s perfectly satisfying. Each has 233 calories, 3 grams of fat and 8 WW Blue Freestyle Smart Points and 8 Green.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 8 caramel apples
Calories 233kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package (11 oz) bag caramels, I used individually wrapped Kraft brand
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 8 smaller apples, I used granny smith, see shopping tips
  • 8 popsicle sticks, see shopping tips
  • Optional Toppings, you can easily dunk them in your favorite toppings such as chopped nuts or chopped chocolate

Instructions

  • Rinse apples, remove the stems, dry well with a paper towel and refrigerate until you’re ready completely chilled. See prep tips below
  •  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foli, Coat with nonstick spray
  • Unwrap all the caramels and place them in a microwaveable bowl. Add water. Microwave for 2 minutes, stir well. Depending on your microwave you may need to zap it again at 20-second intervals until melted.
  • Dunk each apple in melted caramel. Roll them around to cover half the apples. Allow the excess caramel to drain back into the bowl. Quickly dunk and roll the apple in your topping of choice, if desired.  Set each dipped apple on the parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate at least 15 minutes to allow the topping to harden. You can refrigerate them longer. Before serving, remove from the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
  • You can easily cut this recipe in half or into quarters. Fro 4 apples use ½ of bag of caramels and for 2 apples, only use ¼ of the bag. The simple way to do this is open the bag and count all the caramels. Use half or ¼ of the bag of caramels. 

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Notes

Shopping Tips
Granny Smith apples are a little on the tart side, which work great with the sweet caramel topping in this recipe. If you can’t find green apples, Fuji or HoneyCrisp apples will work well too.
You’ll find popsicle sticks at your local craft store and some supermarkets. You’ll probably have to ask where they are displayed.
Parchment paper can be found in most super markets in the baking aisle or plastic wrap/foil aisle. Costco sells it in a large roll. That’s where I buy mine.

Prep Tips
Clean the apples well, remove the stem and refrigerate them. I do this the day before because I found the caramel will stick to the apples better if they are good and cold.
Be. sure to spray the parchment paper with non-stick spray so the apples don't stick to the paper or foil.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
8-Blue
WW SmartPoints 8-Green
WW Points Plus 6
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 caramel apple
233 calories, 3g fat, 1g sat. fat, 3mg chol, 3g prot, 49g carbs, 4g fiber, 97mg sod, 39g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
149 calories, 1g sat. fat, 2g protein, 26g sugar
 

Skinny Facts

Serving: 1gCalories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 97mgFiber: 4gSugar: 39gBlue Smart Points: 8Green Smart Points: 8Plus Points: 6

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!

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