5 Must Have Ingredients For Amazing Caramel Apples
There are tons of things we love about fall, but one of our favorites is caramel apples. We know a lot of confectionery shops sell them year-round, but there's something about enjoying one in the fall that makes it taste even more delicious. Caramel apples, or gourmet apples as they've come to be known, are only as good as the ingredients used to create them. That's why we're firm believers in offering our customers the highest quality ingredients. This way, you can be sure that the products you're using will help you yield the most delicious gourmet apples possible. If you currently make caramel apples or you're planning to make them for the first time, here are 5 ingredients we believe are a must.
Merckens Vanilla Caramel & Peter's Caramel
Obviously you need a top-notch caramel to make a top-notch caramel apple. Well we couldnt choose just one caramel to share with you because we have two that are just absolutely delicious. Merckens Vanilla Caramel and Peter's Caramel are both easy to use and will create a sweet, creamy and delectable coating on their own or as a base layer to be followed by chocolate or other toppings.
Dipping apples in chocolate is nothing short of decadent. Apples can be dipped in chocolate alone, or dipped in caramel and then chocolate for a double coated treat! For chocolate dipped apples, we recommend using Merckens Marquis Milk Chocolate, Merckens Yucatan Dark Chocolate, or Merckens Ivory White Chocolate.
Merckens Melting Wafers
Merckens Melting Wafers come in a variety of vibrant colors and are perfect for decorating your caramel apples with a colorful flare. You can also use the dip your apples in the colored melts to create apples that resemble jack o' lanterns, witches or cartoon characters.
No matter how many fancy varieties of gourmet apples you intend to make, you still have to offer a classic caramel apple topped with granulated peanuts.
Mini Reese's Pieces
Not only are Mini Reese's Pieces delicious, but they're the perfect size and color for using as a caramel apple topping!