Homemade Caramel Apples

An easy recipe for a fall favorite

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total 20 minutes
Servings 10 apples
Calories 208 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 2 bags Caramel Bits
  • 10 Granny Smith apples
  • Assorted chocolates for melting
  • Assorted candies chips, etc. for rolling
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  1. 1. Wash the apples, remove the stems (and any stickers!) and refrigerate them overnight.
  2. 2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Insert wooden or lollipop sticks into the center of each apple.
  3. 3. In a small saucepan, melt the caramel according to the package directions. One at a time, dip the apples into the caramel, swirling and using a spoon to get it covered. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with all of the apples. Place the apples in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  4. 4. In a 2-cup measuring cup (this works perfectly for this!), melt whatever chocolate you are using. I used the microwave at 50% power in 30-second increments. Have your candies and chips ready. Dip the caramel apple into the chocolate, covering it as much as possible, and then roll it in the desired toppings.
  5. 5. Apples will keep for 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator.
  6. Note: I add 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening per 1 cup of chocolate chips when melting. It keeps the chocolate thin (no clumping) and it dries nice and smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Caramel Apples
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.