Eat: Mini Caramel Apples

  • Toothpicks
  • Melon baller
  • Granny Smith apples
    (one apple makes 8 to 10 mini apples)
  • Butterscotch or peanut butter chips
  • Chopped nuts, nonpareils, sprinkles, shredded coconut (optional)
  • Small paper candy cups

With the melon baller, scoop little balls out of the apple. Each ball should have a section of apple peel. Push toothpick into the peel of each ball. Pat the apple pieces dry. Melt the chips according to the package directions. Dip and swirl the mini apples in the melted chips. Roll the apples in nuts, sprinkles, nonpareils or coconut. Place the mini apples into paper candy cups to set.

This recipe, provided by Kathy Niboli of Newport, N.H. – committee chair – is fun for children to make and eat. It looks great, is a healthy and fancy snack, and is very easy to make! It was a big hit at the Library Arts Center’s opening reception for the Elementary Art Show. Learn more at