Nothing says fall like crisp apples. Add a sweet twist to your apples with this easy and delicious Homemade Caramel Apple recipe. This is a fun fall dessert to decorate and eat!
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This year’s apple season on our farm is halfway over, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy these fall beauties. Luckily for us, they are readily available all year long. As you already know, apples aren’t just for lunch boxes.
Homemade Caramel Apples are one of the ultimate fall treats that you can seriously enjoy any time of the year. I know that for a fact because I eat them in Walt Disney World all the time. These yummy snacks are so easy to make at home. And you can keep them simple by just dipping in caramel, or you can jazz up your Candy Apples by adding all kinds of goodies to them, like nuts, chocolate chips, candy, dried fruit…..and the list goes on and on.
Caramel apples are fun to make with the kids too. This recipe uses those packaged caramels you can easily find during the fall months. The kids will love creating their own delicious caramel apple by dipping the apples into their favorite toppings. These gems make a great party treat too. You can easily whip up a batch for a party.
This apple recipe is perfect for those apples you just picked from your local orchard. Orchard fresh apples work best for these candy apples since there is no wax on the outer layers. If you do use apple you purchased at the grocery store, make sure you gently scrub the wax off the outer layer of the apple.
As far as the sweetness level of the apple, that’s totally up to you. Some (slowly raises hand) prefer a sweeter apple to dip, others prefer a more tart apple to dip to balance out the sweet ingredients. Either way, choose the crispest apples you can find at your farmer’s market or grocery store.
Candy Apples Ingredients
- 6 Fresh-Picked Apples (sweet or tart, your choice)
- White Chocolate Chips
- Graham Crackers
- Mini-Chocolate Chips
- M & Ms (optional)
- Nuts (optional)
What Are The Best Apples For Caramel Apples? Which Apple Should I Use?
Here are some apple varieties that you can use with this recipe. I like a sweeter apple but keep in mind that the caramel coating is sweet too so you may prefer a slightly tarter apple to balance the sweetness.
- Stayman Winesap (tart)
- Granny Smith Apples (tart)
- Gala (sweet)
- Honeycrisp (slightly tart)
- Cameo (sweet)
- Jonaprince (slightly tart)
- Fuji (sweet)
- Red Delicious (sweet)
- Yellow Delicious (sweet)
How To Make Homemade Caramel Apples
Wash apples in warm water to get rid of any wax and chill for 1-2 hours before dipping. While apples are chilling, melt caramels and water together in a pot.
In a double boiler, melt white chocolate in a dish.
Crush graham crackers. Pour any other items you want to garnish apples into separate bowls
Insert sticks into apples and dip apples into caramel. Dip caramel apples in graham crackers. Drizzle white chocolate over apple and place on parchment paper. Place apples in the refrigerator to set up.
Before serving, cut straws to size and snip up one side so that it can open and wrap around stick.
Must-Have Candy Apple Recipe Resources
Meal Plan Game Plan
Add these delicious Homemade Caramel Apples to your weekly meal plan. Here are a few other items that you can also add to your meal plan game plan too.
Main Dish: Pumpkin Chili
Side Dish 1: Roma Salad
Side Dish 2: Apple Raisin Coleslaw
Eat dessert first!: Salted Caramel Apple Cake
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More Apple Recipes to Try
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I totally agree! If you are an apple lover like I am, you will thoroughly enjoy one of these apple desserts.
- 6 apples (orchard picked are better, no wax)
- 1 11 oz. package caramels
- 1 cup white chocolate morsels
- 1 cup graham crackers
- 1⁄2 cup mini chocolate chip morsels
- 1 tbsp water
- Sticks for apples
- Straws to decorate sticks
- Wash apples in warm water to get rid of any wax and chill for 1-2 hours
- In a pot, melt caramels and water.
- In a double boiler, melt white chocolate in a dish.
- Crush graham crackers.
- Insert sticks into apples and dip apples into caramel.
- Drizzle white chocolate over apple and place on parchment paper.
- Place apples in the refrigerator to set up.
- Before serving, cut straws to size and snip up one side so that it can open and wrap around stick.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 592Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 106gFiber: 7gSugar: 84gProtein: 6g