Caramel apples are overrated. Before you start screaming about your childhood in the apple fields and your favorite autumnal treat, hear us out: The flavor is great, but the sticky mess a caramel apple leaves behind is far from desirable. The caramel gets stuck in your teeth, and the top heavy apple might even fall off the stick. It’s a snack that’s just not worth the trouble. But here’s something that is worth it: Caramel Apple Jello Shots. Made in the apple itself, these creamy, bourbon-spiked Jello Shots are better (and boozier, obviously) than anything you’ll get from a roadside stand. Plus, they’re super-easy to make and look impressive as all get out. Your move, original caramel apple.
Caramel Apple Jello Shots
4 Green Apples
.5 Cup caramel sauce
2 packets Knox unflavored gelatin
1 Cup Bourbon
.5 Cup sweetened condensed milk
- Cut an apple in half and hollow out the halves so that you still have about a quarter inch of flesh and the skin is intact. Repeat with remaining apples.
- Pour bourbon into a saucepan, sprinkle gelatin on top and allow to bloom for 2 minutes.
- Heat bourbon and gelatin over low heat, whisking until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat and whisk in caramel sauce, condensed milk and salt.
- Set the apple halves snuggly in a pan so they’re stable. Carefully pour the mix into the apple halves and let set in fridge for about four hours until firm.
- Cut apple halves into wedges and serve.