This post is sponsored by Huggies®. All opinions are 100% mine.
As much as I love sitting down to our Thanksgiving dinner, I love everything that leads up to it just as much. In our family, we usually eat a little later in the afternoon, so we always have a bunch of food out to snack on and eat leading up to dinner. These appetizers and treats are some of our very favorite recipes, and my mouth waters just thinking about it! We are huge caramel apple fans, they make such a fun addition to our Thanksgiving lineup. Instead of whole apples, I like to do Caramel Apple Slices instead. They’re so easy and fun, and the kids love dipping and making their own. And…if you’re a a caramel lover like I am, it means you get a lot more caramel per bite!
I love recipes that my kids can be involved with too, and this is a perfect example. They love the stirring and the dipping and the rolling and EATING!!
Let me show you how we do it!
Start by cutting your apples into wedges, then place them in a bowl of cold water with lemon juice added to it. This will keep your apples from browning–an important step.
Once you’re finished slicing them, remove the apples from the bowl, and pat them dry (or let them air dry). Poke a lollipop stick through the center of each slice.
Now you’re ready to make your caramel!
CARAMEL APPLE SLICES
While the caramel is cooling, you can go ahead and prep your chocolate. In a glass bowl, microwave the chocolate chips for about a minute, then stir, and repeat in 15 second intervals until smooth. Set out all your toppings in bowls, so your guests can add them easily.
Each apple represents someone’s favorite kind–some like white chocolate with cinnamon & sugar, others love the M&M’s the best, and some people just like to taste one of each!
All that dipping can get pretty messy! Caramel and chocolate are yummy, but they’re definitely sticky. I always keep a container of Huggies® wipes Wipes close by–they are my saving grace when it comes to cleaning up messes, hands and faces. I love having them when we’re working in the kitchen–they’re quick, easy, gentle on my kids’ skin, and get the job done!
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