Winter is approaching, and the festive season is in full swing. We can’t wait to celebrate and indulge in the amazing treats that Disney is known for. When Perfecting the Magic recently sat down with Isaac of TikTok’s Positively Awesome Isaac, we asked him which Walt Disney World copycat recipe we should try next. He said the caramel apples were his favorite.
So, we got to work and created a recipe that was easy to make and produced completely customizable results. This icy-blue white chocolate caramel batch was inspired by the holiday season at Disneyland and WDW, and we’re a little surprised they haven’t made this color yet. It reminds us of Frozen and is worth melting (some caramel) for!
Don’t be intimidated by taking on this copycat Disney caramel apple recipe at home; PTM has made it as simple as possible—the only cooking tool you need is a microwave, and you don’t have to worry about candy thermometers. The smaller batch size ensures that you have just the right amount, and your Disney-inspired white chocolate apples can be themed to anything your heart desires. Get creative and take your design in any direction. It’s perfect for any celebration and is worth coming back to!
The Instagram Inspo
Caramel apples can be purchased throughout Disney Parks. In Disneyland, you can reliably find them at Pooh Corner and The Candy Palace. If you’re headed to Walt Disney World, you’ll find seasonal chocolate-coated caramel confections at the Main Street Confectionery in Magic Kingdom and the Candy Cauldron in Disney Springs!
Our recipe is simple and tailored to making at home. You’ll be eating caramel apples before you know it, and you won’t have to worry about a park ticket. Prefer dark chocolate? Switch it up. Have a favorite Disney princess? Match your sanding sugar to their dress—the styling options are limitless, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Keeping it Simple
When Perfecting the Magic creates a Disney copycat recipe, we keep it simple.
We found that chewy caramel candies mixed with heavy cream produced incredibly smooth results that coat the apple perfectly.
We used white chocolate chips from Ghirardelli for the chocolate layer as we found their flavor to be the best. You’ll save yourself some time if you purchase pre-made sanding sugar in whichever colors you plan on using, but we made our own with sugar and food coloring. This choice was as ambitious as it was unnecessary.
We recommend buying your decorative sugars at the store, as it’s a great time saver. We think these Disney copycat apples would look amazing with edible glitter sprinkles, too!
Disney White Chocolate Caramel Apple Recipe
What You’ll Need
- 1 package of soft caramels
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 bag white chocolate chips
- Blue food coloring
- White sanding sugar
- Blue sanding sugar
- Wooden sticks
- 3 apples
- Parchment paper
- Toothpicks (optional, to secure the marshmallow ears)
Melt 20 pieces of caramel chews and 1/4 cup heavy cream in the microwave for 30-second intervals until smooth. Allow cooling for 3-5 mins until thick.
Put sticks through apples, and twirl in caramel. Once coated evenly, place on a parchment-lined plate. Repeat for all apples. Refrigerate apples for 30 mins until caramel is set. You’ll know they’re ready when the caramel feels firm to the touch.
Microwave white chocolate chips in a bowl at 30-second intervals until smooth. If you’re coloring your white chocolate, add your food coloring now. Start small; you can always go back and add more.
Once your desired color is achieved, dip caramel apples in white chocolate. Cover your apples in sanding sugar for an icy look. Attach marshmallow ears using toothpicks (remove before eating) and enjoy!
Disney Caramel Apple Recipe Card
Do you have a treat you’d love PTM to create? Please leave it in the comments. We can’t wait to see your suggestions.