Chocolate Caramel Apples

These apples are a lot of fun to make. The variety of combinations you can come up with make it even more of a great activity for kids.
apples dipped in candy

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Chocolate Caramel Apples Directions

apples dip in caramel and chocolate
  • 4 cold apples washed and dried well
  • 4 sucker sticks
  • Place sticks into apples and place on a sheet of wax paper. Prepare caramel layer.

Caramel Layer:

  • 1 pkg. caramels
  • 2 Tablespoons water or milk

Place unwrapped caramels and milk in a measuring cup. Using a measuring cup that the apple can fit in, will make it easier to cover the apple with caramel. Heat caramel for 30 seconds in the microwave.

Stir and continue to heat 1 more minute until caramel is completely melted. Dip apple into caramel swirling around to cover. Place on sheet of wax paper. Continue with all apples. Now prepare chocolate layer.

Chocolate Layer:

  • 1/2 Cup chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening

In a measuring cup, add chocolate chips and shortening. Heat 30 seconds in a microwave. Stir and continue to heat until chocolate is melted. Dip apple in chocolate. Immediately roll in your toppings. Place on wax paper. Allow to set. You can store these in the fridge for several days wrapped up in plastic wrap.

caramel rolled in nuts

Topping Ideas:
  • Chopped pecans or peanuts
  • Crushed Oreo cookies or other chocolate cookies
  • Chopped graham crackers
  • Sprinkles
  • Toffee bits
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Melted white or milk chocolate for drizzling
  • See more topping ideas in our list below.

chocolate caramel apple 
Cut your chocolate caramel apples into slices so it's easier to eat! Or cut in slices first then dip them. Serve immediately.
caramel apple slices

Apple Nachos

This recipe makes a great way to serve your caramel apples at a party.
  • apples
  • caramel sauce
  • melted chocolate
  • chocolate chips
  • chopped nuts
Cut apples into slices and lined in a serving dish. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Then drizzle with chocolate sauce. Sprinkle top with nuts and chocolate chips. Let everyone take out a apple slice with all the toppings, like they would nachos.
apple nachos

Easy Caramel Apples Recipe

caramel apples recipe
  • 6 apples - your favorite
  • 1 (14 oz) pkg caramels
  • A little bit of milk
  • 6 Popsicle sticks
  • Wax Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Spray the wax paper with cooking spray. Stick the Popsicle sticks into the apples and set on the wax paper. Next, get out a knife that you can use to spread the caramel sauce on the apples. Unwrap all of the caramel pieces and drop them in a heavy saucepan. Then, add the milk.

Turn a burner on medium-low heat and stir. Stir constantly or you will burn the caramel. Once everything is melted and all blended together, remove the pan from the heat. Then, start coating the apples and placing them back onto the wax paper. If you are adding any toppings, sprinkle the toppings on at this point before the caramel hardens. See topping ideas below.

Getting Younger Kids Involved

You might be wondering what exactly kids can do to get involved in this project. Actually, they can do quite a bit.
  • Have them get out the wax paper
  • Have the kids get out the cookie sheet
  • Have the kids open up the caramels, unwrap them and toss them into the saucepan
  • Stick the Popsicle sticks into the apples (this is probably only if your kids are a little older because it does take some strength to push those into the apples.)
  • They can stir the sauce
  • They can chop up any toppings for you that you might be using
  • They can wash the dishes
The above list are just a few simple ways that you can get your kids involved in making the apples. They will feel like they’ve been so helpful and it’s a fun way that you can spend time in the kitchen with your kids.

Caramel Apple Topping List

caramel apple recipe and topping list

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