DIY: Caramel Apple Place Cards

by Melissa Bahen

I can’t think of anyone I know that doesn’t love caramel apples. They are sweet and beautiful, perfect for any Autumn party, and with just a few extra supplies, can be knock-out place cards.

Tips for Making Caramel Apple Place Cards:

  • Instead of using wooden popsicle sticks or paper lollipop sticks, use real twigs! The one I used in the picture was a little too delicate; a twig about the same size around as a pencil works great!
  • Refrigerate your apples before dipping them in caramel, before and after dipping them in candy coating or chocolate, and until you absolutely have to set them out. The coldness of the apple will help the various layers stay put and will keep all of your hard work from sliding into a sticky puddle!
  • When you are ready to put the apples on the table, place each one on a flattened cupcake wrapper instead of directly on the table or plate.
  • Use pre-made tags and swap out the shiny silver or gold string for jute, rafia, or bakers twine.
  • If you can’t print on the tags and don’t trust your handwriting, find a font online that you like and copy the letters onto the tags with a nice ink pen.
  • For these cinnamon-sugar apples, I dipped them in Kraft caramel first following the directions on the package, let them set up for an hour in the fridge, then dipped them in white candy bark, again according to package directions. Before setting them in the fridge again, I sprinkled them with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
  • The leaf-shaped tags I used were from the dollar spot at Target, but you can find similar ones for sale on Etsy here.

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