Caramel Apple Pudding Parfaits

I think it's safe to say that it's fall here in the PNW.  I finally had to shut all the windows at night because we were all waking up shivering in the morning.

But fall in the PNW also means it's apple season and we've been enjoying a whole lot of apple treats. Since the kids also love parfaits, I decided to switch out our typical yogurt and fruit parfait for a more fun dessert pudding parfait.  We used chunks of green apple, along with tiny chewy caramel bits, vanilla pudding, and some whipped topping for an extra yummy dessert.

Want to make your own?

You'll need :
4 oz vanilla pudding (I cheated and bought pudding cups)
1/2 granny smith apple, chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup tiny caramel bits
1/4 cup whipped topping

To make:
Take your favorite parfait jar or cup and sprinkle a layer of chopped apples to fill the bottom.
Add all of your pudding on top of the apples.
Sprinkle most of your caramel bits on top of the pudding, leave a few (5 or 6) aside as a topping.
Add the rest of your chopped apples on top of the caramel, again leaving a few bits for topping.
Spoon your whipped topping on top of the apples and sprinkle the last few apple and caramel bits on the very top of your parfait.

Want a trick?  If you're making this in advance, dip your apple bits in lemon-lime soda so they don't brown!