Rilakkuma Caramel Apples | リラックマのキャラメルアップル

These apples are coated in sweet, sticky caramel and butterscotch which pair perfectly with the sour and tart granny smith apples that I used as the base. They came together so easily, and I know that anyone would love to receive one of these wrapped in cellophane as a present on Halloween (or any day of the year, really).

Ingredients: makes 6 apples

Easy Homemade Caramel Apples (Recipe ID: 10000102)
6 apples
Butterscotch chips (or white chocolate chips dyed light brown with an oil-based food colouring)
Jumbo marshmallows
White chocolate
Dark chocolate


1. Slice each marshmallow into two half-moon shapes, create 6 half-moon shapes. Attach them to the apples with toothpicks to create Rilakkuma’s ears.
2. Melt the white and dark chocolate, and make Rilakkuma’s eyes and mouth by using the chocolate and drawing it onto a sheet of parchment paper. Then place the sheet in the freezer to set. ☆Allow the bottom, white layer to set in the freezer before drawing on the details with the dark chocolate on top. ☆
3. Melt the butterscotch chips in the microwave, stopping at 15 second intervals to stir. Then dip the apples into the butterscotch and make sure they are fully coated.
4. Decorate them with the eyes and mouth, attaching them with some extra melted chocolate.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've gone a step farther and have decorated them to look like the popular Japanese character Rilakkuma! He is so adorable just as he is, but I can't get over how cute these apples have turned out!