A dessert in a jar is so much fun and is a great fall party idea. This Caramel Apple In A Jar can even be given as a gift in a jar!
When my alarm went off yesterday morning (Monday), I was very annoyed and thought “Why is my alarm going off the weekend!” Then, it slowly dawned on me that it was actually Monday morning and I really did have to get up. I am not a morning person and this back-to-school routine is hard!
So, besides having to get up early, I am loving all things fall from apple pie to pumpkin spice lattes! We cool weather at night, yet it still warms up during the day which is perfect. Sunday was the first day of fall and that calls for a special treat. This caramel apple in a jar is perfect for fall! It can be given as a gift in a jar, but the best part is that that caramel apple can be made in the jar!
To assemble the jars, gather mini M&M’s, wrapped caramels, jars, baker’s twine, lollipop stick, and small apples.
Update: I had a question about the size of the jar. They are Kerr 8 oz jars. Even though I used small apples from my mom’s tree, I had to use the 8 oz wide-mouth jar. It is the size of a 1 cup measuring cup. These are the ones I used: Kerr Half-Pint Wide Mouth
Dump the mini M&M’s into the jar.
Top with 12 wrapped caramels.
Add the lid, top with the apple and tie on some twine. Add a lollipop stick and cooking instructions, if desired.
To make the caramel apple in the jar, remove the mini M&M’s and place them in the lid. Unwrap the caramels and put them back into the jar. Add 1 teaspoon of water to the jar and put it in the microwave for 60 seconds at 50% power.
Stir and microwave for another 15-30 seconds at 50% power and stir until smooth. Be sure to watch very carefully. (Unfortunately, I know from experience that cooking it too long will cause the caramel to boil over and burn!) Put a lollipop stick into the washed and dried apple.
Put the apple into the caramel in the jar. Use a knife to spread additional caramel over the entire apple.
Dip and roll the caramel apple into the mini M&M’s.
Fill in any empty places by adding M&M’s with your fingers. Gently press mini M&M’s into the caramel and set it on a piece of parchment paper.
These would be so fun to make for a fall party to give as party favors!
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