My Favorite Fall Treat: How To Make Your Own Caramel Apples

I don’t know about you, but I’m always in the mood for something sweet! And one of my favorite treats for fall is caramel apples. They’re a little bit tart, kind of sticky, and a lot of sweet (just like Dewey!) The problem is I had no idea how to make them. So I had Zach show me how – and now he’s showing all of you! (Hint: it’s sooo easy).

Growing up I loved caramel apples, partly because then I could just tell my mom I was healthy and ate an apple (it’s technically not a lie)! This year I decided to make some but wanted to simplify things since making caramel can be a bit of a hassle. So I came up with this recipe using store-bought soft caramels and a bit of heavy cream to give you some delicious treats with minimal work. I also included 3 of my favorite toppings, but feel free to experiment and have fun with it!

 

 

ingredients

 

Caramel Apples

  • 6 Green Apples

  • 1 11oz package of soft caramels

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 1 tbsp heavy cream

  • 6 skewers

 

Toppings

  • 1 cup chopped popcorn (using a food processor is the easiest way)

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes

  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

 

Directions

  • Unwrap caramels and put them in a medium saucepan.
  • Place over medium-low heat. Add water and cream.
  • Simmer until candy is melted and cream blends in, stirring consistently with a wooden or rubber spatula (not metal).
  • While that’s simmering remove the stems from the apples and place skewers in the top, about 3/4 of the way through the apple.
  • Remove the caramel from the heat. Quickly dip an apple in and roll around until it’s coated leaving just a bit of apple showing at the top.
  • Hold over the pot and let excess caramel drip off. Roll in toppings of choice and place on a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper.
  • Once you’ve done all 6 apples place in the refrigerator until cooled and caramel has set, at least 30 minutes.

*You’ll need to work quickly once you remove the caramel from the heat. If it starts to set before you’ve dipped all the apples then place back on low heat for a minute or two to melt the caramel again.

  1. Hi

    Caramel apples are my all time favorite. Thank you so much for sharing an easy recipe. My daughter is the one who makes them, our to go is Apple pie apple…yum! Cinnamon, brown sugar, white chocolate, and caramel.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Maritza
    Oh

    P.s. love love the fabulous 5

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment. We hope you enjoy the recipe! xx -B