Whenever we go to Disneyland, one of my first stops is to check out what’s new in the world of fresh caramel apples. We love watching the cast members creating the newest seasonal apple characters from the shops viewing windows.
The price of bring home these delicious apples can be pricey so you may want to take on the task of learning how to make them yourself at home.
Easy To Make!
Once you learn how to make the basic Mickey Caramel Apple you will be ready to create even more characters. Share your Mickey Caramel Apples with friends and family but be careful, they might just come back for more.
Follow the directions to make your own at home
YIELDS:1 – 4
TOTAL TIME:1 HOUR 30 MINS
What You Will Need
- Scrub each apple. That waxy sheen is what typically causes hot caramel to slide off the apple after you dip it. Make sure each apple is dry before inserting a wooden stick into the stems.
- Add powdered sugar to your caramel sauce. Suggested use is 5-to-1 ratio of caramel to powdered sugar to thicken the sauce. An 11-oz. bag of soft caramels will coat four apples. Follow the package directions to melt the caramel, then gradually stir in about ¼ c. of powdered sugar. Once the caramel is smooth and glossy, dip each apple.
- Let the apples cool at room temperature. Don’t pop them in the fridge; they’ll get sticky with condensation. Once the caramel has set and is no longer tacky to the touch, it’s time to decorate.
- Use marshmallows for Mickey’s “ears.” Cut a lengthwise sliver from each marshmallow and pop it, cut-side down, on either side of the wooden stick. It should be sticky enough to adhere to the apple on its own.
- Dip the entire apple—and marshmallow ears—in melted milk chocolate. Let it cool completely (another 20 minutes at room temperature) before moving to the next step.
- Melt and dip again. Fill a bowl with red sanding sugar. Then, melt a bowl of white chocolate. Dip the apple halfway in the white chocolate, letting any excess chocolate drip off. Before the chocolate hardens, dip it in the red sanding sugar to form Mickey’s “pants.”
- Don’t forget the finishing touch. Two yellow jelly beans serve as the buttons on Mickey’s pants. Gently press them on, about a half inch apart, and let the apple cool.
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