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Caramel Apple Recipe

Lil' Luna
Making gorgeous gourmet caramel apples is easier than you think! With these tips and tricks, you will have beautiful (and DELICIOUS) Caramel Apples in no time. For a little extra, dip them in chocolate and your favorite candy bits!
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Refrigerating Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 95 kcal


  • 6 skewers or popsicle sticks
  • 6 apples Granny Smith, Fuji or Honeycrisp
  • 1 (11-ounce) bag Brach’s Milk Maid caramels, unwrapped
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • melted white chocolate candy coating optional


  • sprinkles, chopped nuts, crushed candy optional


  • Wash apples and let them dry completely. This will help remove the wax that is on the apple skin, allowing the caramel to stick better.
  • Remove apple stems and insert skewers or popsicle sticks 1–2 inches in.
  • Place apples on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 1–2 hours.
  • In the top of a double boiler or in a medium pot over low heat, combine caramels and water and cook, stirring the entire time, until caramel is fully melted and reaches about 240 degrees F, 12–14 minutes.
  • Working one at a time, hold an apple by the stick, tilt the pot at an angle and swirl apple in caramel to coat. Gently tap to let excess caramel drip off, then place apple back on parchment paper. Once all apples have been dipped, refrigerate again for 30 minutes.
  • Once caramel has set, you can enjoy your apples as they are, or you can dip in melted candy coating, sprinkle on any desired toppings, and let set at room temperature.
  • Store apples refrigerated, but remove from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.



Make Ahead: Covered and refrigerated, caramel apples will keep for up to 2 weeks.
Other Topping Ideas: The possibilities are endless—try topping these with mini M&M’s, mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, shredded coconut, crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, crushed graham crackers, crushed Butterfingers, or crushed Oreos.


Serving: 1appleCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 0.01mgSodium: 3mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 4gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 98IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Caramel Apple
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