Caramel Dipped Freeze Dried Apples

Sometimes, weekend boredom gets the best of all of us. This last Saturday though, the kids and I had a stroke of genius and this snack is the result!

To start, these aren’t your typical apple slices… these are freeze dried apples. I purchased them at Target some months ago, when my toddler was begging for fruit snacks. But you can find them at probably any grocery store.

Sitting in a bag in our food storage, we took our chances on these shriveled reminders of apples. Somehow they were more appealing than the mushy galas rotting in the fruit bowl.

The appeal of the freeze dried apples is the crunch when bitten. I like the contrast of the sour and crisp apple slice with the sweet and chewy caramel. Dehydrated apples would just be soft and squishy.

And get this… it’s literally three steps, maybe four. And your kids will love it. Melt your caramel, dip your slices (halfway), drizzle with chocolate and let set for a few minutes. Done!

We topped ours with a white chocolate drizzle. You could finish them with other tasty treats- crushed cookies or m&ms, coconut, etc. They dry quickly and are sturdy enough to hold a pile of goodies.

Here are some tips for melting caramel.

We hope that next time you’re in need of a caramel fix… You’ll think of these crispy delights.

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