I started thinking about last year when I made caramel apples for the kid’s school. While my caramel apples came out fine, some people emailed me to say that the caramel pooled down. Hm. Not sure what that’s about. So here’s another approach, with a different flavor.
1 bag butterscotch chips
sprinkles if you so desire
I like to use lady apples cause they are tiny and make the cutest little apples on a stick. Plus proportionally, sometimes you don’t feel like eating an apple bigger than your head.
Wash the apples and make sure they are completely dry. Pull out the stem and insert the lollipop stick. Sometimes you have to cut the end at an angle to make a sharp point to get it into the apple.
Melt the butterscotch chips in a microwave proof bowl, putting it in for about 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Yes I’ve tried melting them over the stove. Don’t do that. It stinks and it hard to control the melting point. If you like horrible smells, go for it.
Get the chips to a nice melty consistency, then roll the apples in the melted butterscotch. Dipping doesn’t work as well as caramel, so you kind of have to carpal tunnel your way to a nice coating. Dip them in sprinkles if you like, they look a lot prettier. My kids loved these, but then they ate off all the butterscotch and left a gnawed off naked apple. Sad. Isn’t that always the way?