I don't know if you've seen it, but there is a recipe going around on Facebook for small caramel apples. Basically you use a melon baller to scoop out an apple sphere, then dip that in the caramel. It looks yummy and easier to eat, especially for kids.
I saw that and it does look great. I think it would take some patience to make them though. They would be perfect for little people and bite sized snacks. Makes me want one right now. Do ya'll like candy apples too?