If you’re looking for a cute Halloween party treat, look no further than these “Caramel Apple” Rice Krispie Treats. They are designed to look like the classic caramel apple, but SURPRISE, they’re actually Rice Krispie treats.
I have loved rice krispie treats since I was a little girl. I came up with a clever little idea to form the treats into rounds and turn them into “caramel apples”. The result was better than I could have expected. I find them to look very close to the actually look of a caramel apple.
I made these ones large to replicate the size of an apple, but you can make them smaller too. This would give you more yield as well, if making this for a party, etc.
- Find a classic rice krispie treat recipe and add 1/2 a cup of dried apples in place of 1/2 cup of rice krispie cereal.
- While still warm, form the treats into handful sized balls and place a popsicle stick into each.
- Melt down a package of Kraft caramels (or make a homemade batch).
- Dip the rice krispie “apples” into the caramel and roll in honey roasted peanuts.
- Allow caramel to set.
This is a fun project to complete with the kids. If you can’t find popsicle sticks, I actually used paper straws in mine (as pictured.) These actually added a cute colorful apple to the finished product. You can eat them on the stick, or simply tear them apart as you would a classic Rice Krispie treat.
Your guests will not get over how adorable these “Caramel Apple” Rice Krispie treats are. And how equally delightful they are to eat! 🙂