Healthy Halloween: Caramel Apples with Wheat Germ Topping
Bet you never thought wheat germ and Halloween would ever go together in a sentence. But they sure go together on caramel apples, a classic October 31 treat! Caramel-covered apples are sprinkled with a sweet and crunchy topping made with wheat germ and chopped chocolate-toffee bar pieces.
We used the handy caramel apple kit found in the produce department, near the (you guessed it) apples. It is microwavable and heats up to just the right consistency (apple sticks are included). Then mix about 1/4 cup wheat germ (Kretschmer Original or Honey Crunch) with about 1/2 cup finely crumbled chocolate-toffee pieces for six apples.
As soon as you’ve swirled the apples coat them immediately with the wheat germ-chocolate toffee bar mixture. Let the apples cool for about an hour.
While still a definite indulgence, these sprinkled caramel apples taste incredible and the crumbly topping provides a welcome layer of goodness.