Heating Instructions

Always place container in hot water to pre-soften caramel

11 oz. syrups – do not require heating prior to serving

8 oz. container – using the included container, or a microwave safe alternative with the lid removed or raised, heat in microwave for ~2.5 minutes on medium power. Stir approximately halfway through to ensure heating is even. Heating times will vary depending on the microwave used.  The caramel must reach 180º F.

If the caramel is stiff after reaching 180º F, stir in a small amount of water (no more than 1/4 tbsp.) to increase fluidity.

20 oz. container – using the included container, or a microwave safe alternative with the lid removed or raised, heat in microwave for ~5 minutes on medium power. Stir approximately every 1-2 minutes to ensure heating is even. Heating times will vary depending on the microwave used.  The caramel must reach 180º F.

If the caramel is stiff after reaching 180º F, stir in a small amount of water (no more than ½ tbsp.) to increase fluidity.

6.5 lb. container - using the included container, or a microwave safe alternative with the lid removed or raised, heat in microwave for about 20 minutes on medium power. Stir approximately every 4-5 minutes to ensure heating is even.  Heating times will vary depending on the microwave used.  The caramel must reach 180º F.

If the caramel is stiff after reaching 180º F, stir in a small amount of water (less than ⅛ cup) to increase fluidity.

22 lb. bucket - this bucket is not microwave-safe

Place the caramel in a double boiler, or hot water enclosure to warm.  Once the caramel is soft enough to divide, separate the caramel into 4 microwavable containers (each container would make around 50 small apples).

Place one of the containers in the microwave and heat for about 20 minutes on medium power.  Be sure to remove or slightly raise lid before heating.  Stir approximately every 4-5 minutes.  Heating times will vary depending on the microwave used.  The caramel must reach 180º F.

If the caramel is stiff after reaching 180º F, stir in a small amount of water (less than ⅛ cup) to increase fluidity.

5 gallon/55-57lb.. bucket - this bucket is not microwave-safe

Place the caramel in a double boiler, or hot water enclosure to warm.  Once the caramel is soft enough to divide, separate the caramel into 10 microwavable containers (each container would make 50-60 small apples).

Place one of the containers in the microwave and heat for about 20 minutes on medium power.  Be sure to remove or slightly raise lid before heating.  Stir approximately every 4-5 minutes.  Heating times will vary depending on the microwave used.  The caramel must reach 180º F.

If the caramel is stiff after reaching 180º F, stir in a small amount of water (less than ⅛ cup) to increase fluidity.

Reheating

Using a microwavable safe container, heat the remaining caramel to 180º F. In most cases, water will need to be added to bring the caramel back to the correct consistency. A good rule of thumb is to add slightly less than ⅛ of a cup of water for 6.5 lbs. of caramel. 

Adjust as necessary for smaller or larger quantities of caramel.

Grainy Caramel - Much like honey, caramel will develop sugar crystals if not used over a long period of time. These can be easily dissolved by heating the caramel to 200º F. Continue to stir occasionally while heating (about every 4 minutes).  After the caramel has returned to a smooth consistency, allow the caramel to cool to 180º F before using.

Once the caramel has reached 180º F, water may be added to adjust the thickness of the caramel.

NEVER add water to caramel that is under 180º F. If the caramel temperature is above 180º F, it will be too thin to coat the apples properly.  Allow the caramel to cool to 180º F before using.

Remaining caramel can be stored in a covered container at room temperature.

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How do I place an order?

When placing an order for an event, please select the actual event date on the pop-up calendar.

Daffy Caramel Apple orders are scheduled by one of our staff to arrive a few days before the event date selected on the calendar to allow time for repackaging into cellophane, transporting to the event venue, delivering to catering staff, etc.

If the actual event date is not selected, the Apple order will be delivered too soon, or too late. Please DO NOT pad the event date to an earlier date. Apples are perishable and we ship for maximum freshness. Feel free to call or email us if any confusion.

When do you recommend placing an event order?

We suggest event orders be placed 3-4 weeks in advance of the event date.

We will schedule your shipment to arrive approximately 2-3 days prior to the event date chosen for the order. Due to the perishable nature of Caramel Apples, we cannot schedule shipments to arrive more than a few days before your event.

What time of the year do Apple orders ship?

Each year we produce Daffy Apples from late August until early November.

Local customers in the Denver Metro Area may Contact Us to discuss order pick-up starting in August. We may not be able to ship Caramel Apples until the third week of September depending on weather (temperature), as they are perishable. Please Click Here for more information on shipping.

What type of packaging would you recommend for an event or wedding?

We strongly suggest ordering 3 packs for your event or wedding. 

Caramel Apples come in their single or 3 pack retail packaging to help protect and keep them fresh. We are unable to custom package our Caramel Apples, however we do sell Cellophane Bags and Clear Plastic Boxes to help display. By ordering 3 packs, the apples are easier to remove from the tray to place in your own package.

What if I am planning an event or wedding not within Caramel Apple season?

As a locally owned business, we want to do our best to allow you to celebrate your big day with your favorite treats.  

We offer Caramel Apple Kits and Dipping Caramel that are both easy to use, and shipped year round!

If you're looking for something different, or need help, feel free to Contact Us, and we will be able to help!

My event is in Florida, Hawaii, or Alaska, what should I do?

Unfortunately, if an order is placed to ship to one of these states, we will have to cancel. If there is any issue with having a billing address located in one of these states, but shipping to a different address, please Contact Us by phone to place an order. 

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