Riot Snack Bar

A sweet spin on the clas­sic candy treat, these sticky snacks make a per­fect party snack.

The Coast - Food and Drink Holiday Recipes - - Contents -

In­gre­di­ents

3 large Granny Smith ap­ples

18 sucker sticks

1½ cups caramel bak­ing bits or

caramel chews

1 ta­ble­spoon heavy cream

Op­tional top­pings: Crushed nuts,

crushed cook­ies, sprin­kles

Method

Peel ap­ples. Us­ing a melon baller, scoop out ap­ple balls and in­sert the sucker stick into the ap­ple. Be care­ful not to punc­ture the stick through the other end.

In a small pot, add caramel bak­ing bits and heavy cream. Melt over low heat, stir­ring con­stantly un­til com­pletely melted. Fill a small bowl with icy wa­ter. Set aside.

Thor­oughly dry the ap­ple with a pa­per towel to re­move ex­cess mois­ture from the sur­face. Dip the ap­ple into the mix­ture, swirling to coat and be­ing sure to get the caramel on the stick a lit­tle. This will help keep out the wa­ter on the next step. Im­me­di­ately dip the caramel ap­ple into the icy wa­ter for a few se­conds to quick set the caramel.

Dry the caramel off gen­tly with a pa­per tow­els. Press the top of the caramel ap­ple into de­sired top­ping if us­ing. Place caramel ap­ple into the fridge or freezer to fin­ish set­ting. Re­peat with all the mini caramel ap­ples.

Re­move from fridge or freezer. En­joy!

Get the caramel down the stick about a quarter of an inch to cre­ate a seal so the ice wa­ter won’t seep in. Be sure the wa­ter is very cold and icy. Only dip the caramel into the wa­ter for a few min­utes. You want a soft set, not a rock hard one. Gen­tly dry the caramels off with a pa­per towel when they come out of the wa­ter OR place them right into the fridge or freezer. Be sure to squeeze the ap­ple balls in a pa­per towel to re­move the ex­cess mois­ture be­fore plac­ing into the caramel—if caramel doesn’t cling to the ap­ple, you did not dry it off enough.

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