We love cake pops and caramel apples at our house. For Jack’s first “Boys Bake” project on Bakeitorium, we decided to combine these two favorites and make “Caramel Apple Pops”. You can watch Jack make these cute pops on our Bakeitorium YouTube Channel.
I couldn’t find my handy apple slicer tool, so thankfully Jack is old enough to use a knife. We sliced Granny Smith apples into wedges and then speared them with regular caramel apple sticks I found at Michaels.
It was super easy to make the caramel by just melting Kraft Caramel Bits with a few tablespoons of water. Jack wanted to decorate the caramel apple pops so we used some ice cream topping mixes and Halloween-theme sprinkles that I had on hand.
What a great project for my 11-year old! He was able to practice his knife skills and some critical thinking. We learned quickly that hot caramel on juicy apple slices does not work! We had to come up with a way to make the caramel stick. After a bit of trial and error, we found that the caramel would stick if we stuck the apples in the freezer for a few minutes. We then dusted them with a tiny bit of powdered sugar and spread it until tacky. Once the caramel sat a bit, it thickened…and stuck to the cold apples….TADA!!
Cute and delicious! These didn’t last long. Great work, Jack!!