A favorite fall treat all spiced up! Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples are a mouthful in more ways than one. So easy to make and flavored with a dash of pumpkin spice seasoning making them one perfect sweet treat for the holidays.
Disclaimer: This post is created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions and statements are my own, as always.
Things are getting busy around here and…guess what!?!? I started my Christmas shopping! I bought one thing…it’s a start…but now I am on a mission to find the most elusive toy, a Hatchimal. If you haven’t seen them yet, they’re are the cutest toy ever. Little creatures hidden away in an egg that you have to love and touch and pet each day in order to get them to hatch. In theory, I think it’s supposed to help kids learn to be nurturing but I have a feeling my little guy would get impatient and bust into it within the hour. So, knowing that….it’s not the end of the world if I don’t find one. But if I do…it will be an exciting day…for me. 🙂
In the meantime, I’m planning my Thanksgiving menu and my holiday cookie baking. I’m working on some fun things for all of you in December so that’s super exciting, too. AND I partnered with ALDI again to bring you this awesome treat perfect for all your holiday festivities…..Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples. How fun are they??? I mean really…perfect caramel apples spiced with Pumpkin Pie Spice then dipped and drizzled with tons of chocolate! And not just any chocolate…the best chocolate I could find and it just happens to be at ALDI. Bonus points for not being a bank breaker, too! I bought enough chocolate bars to get me through the entire holiday season and their Pumpkin Pie Spice is absolute perfection. I used it when I made a big batch of my slow cooker oatmeal this morning to eat all week long.
Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples couldn’t be simpler to make. Just remove the stems and press in a popsicle stick (or real stick from your yard…they look rustic, don’t they??). Set aside while you make the caramel sauce with just some sugar, corn syrup, pumpkin pie spice, cream and butter. Dip your apples and allow to cool. Melt the chocolate, dip again, drizzle and allow to cool until the chocolate is firm. Take a bite….take another bite….and another. Believe me, you won’t be able to stop. And if you have leftover Pumpkin Pie Spice…it’s totally ok to make another batch. Or use it up in these Pretzel Bites or my favorite muffins.
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon Stonemill Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 6 gala or red delicious apples
- 2 7.05 oz Choceur White Chocolate bars
- 4.4 oz Moser Roth Dark 70% Chocolate bar
- In a medium saucepan, add the sugar, corn syrup and water stirring to combine. Cook the sugar mixture over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
- Cook the sugar mixture, swirling the pan (do not stir), until it becomes a light amber color, approximately 8-10 minutes. The syrup should register 320 degrees on a candy thermometer.
- Remove the pan from the heat and slow whisk in the heavy cream until smooth. (Be careful, the caramel will bubble up violently.)
- Whisk in the butter and pumpkin pie spice. Return the pan to low heat and stir until smooth.
- Allow the caramel to cool for 2-3 minutes or until it's thick enough to coat a spoon.
- Insert the sticks into the stem end of the apples.
- Dip each apple in the caramel turning to coat. Allow the excess to drip off and cool on a parchment lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
- Break the white chocolate bar into pieces and place in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave at 30 second increments, stirring each time until smooth.
- Dip the apples in the chocolate turning to coat and return to the baking sheet to cool.
- Break the dark chocolate bar into pieces and place in a microwave safe bowl. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave at 30 second increments, stirring each time until smooth.
- Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the apples.
- Allow the chocolate to harden completely before serving.