I can’t believe it’s already September, but I am so glad it is! I love these last 4 months of the year! I know it’s technically still Summer for a few more weeks, but I am so over the heat and I’m ready for Fall! So I’m celebrating early with some caramel apples! Each Friday in September, I will be sharing a new caramel apple recipe along with some tips and tricks for making (and cleaning up after the making) caramel apples. And today’s recipe is a bit on the eclectic side: White Chocolate Potato Chip Caramel Apples! Can you tell I’m ready to go to the LA County Fair and eat all the strange fair food!?!
Now here’s my tip for apple wax removal. If you purchase apples from the grocery store, they will likely have wax on them (yes, even the organic apples) which will need to be removed if you want the caramel to stick. I tried two different methods of wax removal: the lemon juice/baking soda method and the dipping the apple into boiling water (with 2 tsp of added white vinegar) for 4 seconds method. Neither method was perfect, but the boiling water at least worked while the lemon juice and baking soda did not. After I dipped an apple for 4 seconds in the boiling water, I removed it from the water and rubbed the wax off. Be careful not to leave the apple in the water for too long, or you’ll end up cooking the apple.
- 5 apples
- 1 bag of Caramel Bits
- 5 popsicle sticks
- 1 bag of white chocolate (or candy melt if you want vanilla flavor)
- 1 bag of your favorite potato chips
- Remove the wax from the apples using the 4 second dip into boiling water method.
- Insert your popsicle stick, place apples in refrigerator.
- Melt your Caramel Bits according to the instructions on the bag.
- Once melted, dip your apple into the caramel, making sure to dip up to and including the base of the stick.
- Scrape the bottom of the apple of excess caramel.
- Place on wax paper and allow to harden (refrigerate to speed up process).
- Once you've dipped all of your apples in the caramel sauce, melt your white chocolate using the microwave or double broiler method according the manufacturer's instructions.
- Prep your potato chips by laying them in a single layer on a flat surface such as a plate or cutting board.
- Dip your apple in white chocolate (all the way, or leaving some caramel visible) and immediately roll the apple in potato chips.
- Place on wax paper and return to the refrigerator to set.
And here’s a sneak peak of the month’s upcoming caramel apples:
Any guesses as to the flavors? Let me know your best guess in the comments!