Bon Appetit! It’s Time for Fall Desserts

Wildcat Business Manager Amber Kim shares a recipe for the perfect Thanksgiving dessert


Claire Seo

Chocolate caramel apples, prepared by Wildcat Business Manager and foodie Amber Kim.

If you’re missing the final touch to your Thanksgiving dinner, here’s the solution to those problems: quick and simple foods to serve as desserts. This recipe for chocolate caramel apples only takes about 30 minutes, and can even satisfy Willy Wonka’s sweet tooth. Most of these ingredients are probably already in your pantry, saving you a trip to the grocery store.

Best of all, making this with your family is a great family bonding opportunity. Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for family, friends, and gathering with a feast. This dessert is the perfect light dessert to finish off your heavy, indulgent Thanksgiving feast with family and friends. Thanksgiving isn’t always about the tender turkey or the soft, creamy mashed potatoes — this delectable, sizable dessert can make your Thanksgiving dinner this year extra sweet.

Amber Kim, sophomore and foodie, said, “The best part about eating this dessert was eating it with marshmallows on top after putting in all the effort to make it. I would definitely make these apples with other friends and family to share.”

When you think of Thanksgiving, what does one think of? Caramel apples. Caramel apples are one of the signature desserts to eat during Thanksgiving; it’s a creative approach to make a simple yet delicious dessert that would definitely make guests feel satisfied.

Chocolate Caramel Apples, Step-by-Step

STEP 1: Clean the Granny Smith apples before cutting. Carefully use the knife and slice them vertically 1-inch wide.

STEP 2: Poke a popsicle stick inside the side of the apple with the skin.

STEP 3: Melt the chocolate until complete melted. Dip the apple slices inside the melted chocolate and cool in the refrigerator on parchment paper until hard.

STEP 4: Melt the caramel until completely melted. Drizzle on top of the apple slices.

STEP 5: Have fun with family and friends while decorating the apples with toppings of our preference (marshmallows, nuts, etc.)!