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Caramel Apples Recipe

Easy caramel apples recipe with various topping options.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time44 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 345kcal


  • 1 teaspoon softened butter
  • 5 medium Granny Smith apples (or a variety of apples)
  • ½ cup toffee bits
  • ½ cup mini M&M's
  • ½ cup butterfinger bits
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 11 oz. bag Kraft caramels


  • Remove the stem from the apples and replace with a popsicle stick (or reusable treat stick).
  • Place a piece of wax paper over a baking sheet. Spread the softened butter over the waxed paper and set aside. 
  • Dip apples, one at a time, into boiling water for 10 seconds; wipe dry. This process helps to remove the wax off the apples, which in turn helps the caramel to stick to the apples.
  • Place the toppings (toffee bits, mini M&M's, butterfinger bits, and chopped peanuts) into their own individual bowls. 
  • Unwrap the caramels and add to a small saucepan, along with 2 tablespoons of water. Place over low heat and allow to melt, stirring frequently.
  • Dip apples, one at a time, into the caramel sauce; turn to coat. Quickly dip into topping of choice, while turning. If there are bare spots, fill with additional topping. 
  • Place apples on waxed paper and allow to set for approximately 30 minutes. 


  • Another way to help the caramel to stick to the apples is to place the apples in the fridge for an hour or so prior to dipping them. The caramel will harden quicker on the cold apples.
  • Caramel apples can be refrigerated, however, they should not be frozen.
  • After dipping the apples, pop them into the refrigerator to set up quicker.
Nutrition info is for a plain caramel apple, due to variations in toppings.


Serving: 1apple | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 155mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 62g