Grown-up Caramel Apples with Beer and Peanuts

Here is an adult take on caramel apples made with beer caramel.
Grown-up Caramel Apples with Beer and Peanuts

These caramel apples are a great bite-sized treat. Making caramel with beer undercuts some of the sweetness making these a grown-up version of the classic favorite.

  1. Using an apple corer or melon baller, make small little apple rounds.
  2. Skewer them with toothpicks or bamboo sticks.
  3. Melt some candy coating or white chocolate. Dip the apples in the candy coating and allow the layer of white chocolate to harden completely. This is key because otherwise the moisture of the apple will make it really hard for the caramel to adhere to the apples.
  4. Make your caramel. In a sauce pan add beer, sugar and corn syrup. On medium heat watch as the mixture comes together. Once the beer foams up turn the heat down to low and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add butter and whisk. Step back and add cream. Whisk over medium to low heat for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add salt and remove from the heat. Allow the caramel to cool for a few minutes. As the caramel cools check on it to make sure it doesn’t harden. You want the caramel to stay flexible enough to coat the apples but not so hot that it will melt away the layer of chocolate.
  7. Once the caramel is room temperature but still somewhat liquid, dip your apples into the caramel.
  8. Roll your apples into your topping of choice. We recommend salted peanuts of crushed pretzels.

Enjoy being a grown-up!