A caramel apple on wax paper surrounded by Fall decorations.
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How to Make Caramel Apples

Learn how to make caramel apples the easy way. It's a very simple recipe every aspiring home cook should learn to prepare. Get your kiddos into the kitchen!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 18 mins
Course: Candy/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel apple recipe, caramel apple recipes, caramel apples, how to make caramel apples
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 6 Large Apples (any variety you desire)
  • 11 Ounces Caramel Bits (or squares)
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Heavy Cream (or half and half)

Instructions

  • Wash the apples, and scrub off all the wax with a vegetable scrubber. Pat dry.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with waxed paper, parchment paper, or a silicone mat. If using wax or parchment paper, spray it lightly with cooking spray.
  • Carefully insert the skewers into each apple, pushing it about ⅔ of the way through. Set the apples aside
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the caramels and heavy cream. Stir every 20 seconds to prevent burning. Continue to microwave and stir in intervals until completely melted and smooth (about 3 minutes total).
  • Working quickly, dip each apple into the hot caramel and turn it on its side. The entire apple except the very top should be covered as you turn the apple to coat. Use a butter knife or spoon to scrape any excess caramel off the apple. Repeat until all the apples and caramel are used.
  • Place the dipped apples onto the lined baking sheet, and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to firm. Serve cold or room temperature.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one (1) finished caramel apple. Actual calories will vary. The caramel apples can be stored in your fridge for up to three (3) days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg
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