Earlier this week I shared a recipe for Sriracha Ranch Popcorn which has a little bite to it, and today I’m adding it to my caramel apple!
You might not know it, but there is an apple under all that Sriracha Ranch Popcorn. This caramel apple is so fun looking, but a bit more difficult to eat if you like to bite directly into the apple (rather than eat it in slices).
I’ve been sharing some tips and tricks for making caramel apples, and this week’s tip is to drizzle your caramel apple with extra caramel or chocolate to cover up any mistakes if the toppings slide down or don’t stick. With the large popped popcorn kernels on this caramel apple, not all of them wanted to stay stuck to the side and gravity kept bringing them down, so I drizzled extra caramel syrup onto the apple to reinforce it. Plus, it fancied up the apple a bit!
- 5 apples, de-waxed
- 5 popsicle sticks
- 1 bag of caramel bits
- ½ cup Unpopped Popcorn (yields about 12 cups popped popcorn)
- 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil (or enough vegetable oil to lightly cover the bottom of your pot)
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Sriracha
- 1 tsp Dry Ranch Mix
- Pinch Salt
- Remove the wax from the apples by dipping each apple into boiling water mixed with 2 tsp. vinegar for 4 seconds each and wipe off.
- Insert your popsicle sticks into the apple core.
- Refrigerate your apples while melting the caramel bits.
- Make your Sriracha popcorn (check my previous blog post for instructions) and have it ready for rolling the apple into it on a flat plate or tray.
- Melt your caramel bits according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Once the caramel is melted, dip each apple in caramel up to and including where the stick is inserted to seal the apple.
- Allow the excess caramel to drip off and scrape the bottom of the apple of excess caramel before rolling the apple in a plate of sriracha popcorn.
- Place apple on wax paper to harden.
- Repeat this process for the remaining apples.
- If popcorn falls off, simply add your extra caramel sauce to a squeeze tube and dazzle over the caramel apple and popcorn, reattaching any bits that have fallen off.
If you love caramel apples, be sure to check back for next Friday’s caramel apple recipe – it might be my favorite! And if you missed my previous apples, they are right here: White Chocolate Potato Chip Caramel Apple and S’mores Caramel Apple.