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apple slices dipped in caramel sauce and pecans

Salted Caramel Macchiato Apple Bites

An updated version of the carnival favorite. Crisp apple slices dipped in a rich caramel macchiato sauce and rolled in crushed pecans.

Servings 8 servings
Calories 258 kcal

Ingredients

For the Caramel Macchiato Sauce

  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup International Delight Caramel Macchiato Creamer
  • pinch of salt plus more to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla

For the Apple Bites

  • 2 Crisp apples sliced
  • ¼ cup crushed pretzels
  • ¼ cup crushed pecans or other nuts
  • ¼ cup miniature chocolate chips

Instructions

For the Caramel Macchiato Sauce

  1. Combine sugars, butter, creamer and pinch of salt in a heavy sauce pan over low heat.
  2. Stir occasionally until the sugar liquefies and the butter melts and develops a delicious brown caramel color and aroma, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Let the caramel mixture come to a boil and cook for a minute or two longer.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and another pinch of salt, to taste.
  5. The mixture will still be fairly liquid, but it will thicken as it cools.
  6. Allow to cool slightly in the pan, then transfer to a bowl or glass jar. Do not scrap any granular bits of sugar from the side of the pan, as this can cause your caramel to become grainy as it cools.
  7. Refrigerate until cool and thick.

For the Apple Bites

  1. Once the caramel macchiato sauce has cooled completely and thickened, cut apples into slices.
  2. Dip or drizzle with caramel mixture, then sprinkle with nuts, pretzels, chocolate chips and other toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Macchiato Apple Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 99mg3%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 266IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.