Make the Perfect Caramel Apples!

by Mike Morris

How to Make Perfect Caramel Apples

Nothing says Halloween like a tasty caramel apple, and nothing is better than a homemade one. The sweet caramel exterior and crisp juicy apple make for a perfect complement. Sure, the store-bought kind is fine, but the added pleasure of a fun (and yummy!) family activity can’t be beat.

Here’s a simple, delicious recipe:


  • 24 oz. package of caramels, unwrapped
  • 4 tbsp. whole milk
  • 10-12 medium-size Golden Delicious apples
  • Large ceramic bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Wooden skewers
  • Wax paper
  • Optional toppings: candy sprinkles; chopped peanuts, walnuts or pecans


  1. Melt caramels and milk together in a large ceramic bowl in the microwave on high for 30-second intervals, stirring with a mixing spoon between intervals, until melted and smooth.
  2. Remove the stems from the apples and insert the skewers. Dip an apple into the hot caramel at an angle and rotate it to coat thoroughly with caramel.
  3. Pull the apple out and let the excess caramel drip into the bowl. Turn the apple right-side-up for a few seconds to prevent all the caramel from settling at the bottom of the apple.
  4. Set the apple on wax paper and let cool.

Optional: Before setting the apple on wax paper, sprinkle with toppings as desired. You can also put the toppings in a small bowl and roll the apple around in them.


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