Deluxe Dipped Apples

Perfect as a festive party treat, you can add your own unique touch to these caramel apples with a variety of add-ons and decorations.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6


Craft sticks
(14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
tablespoons milk

TO GARNISH (optional)

cup chopped nuts
cup candy corn candies
cup mini chocolate chips
cup mini marshmallows

  • 1 Bring 3 inches of water in a medium saucepan to a boil.
  • 2 Insert a craft stick into the top end of each apple.
  • 3 Dip the apples, 1 at a time, into the boiling water for 20-30 seconds, this will remove the wax coating on the apples. Dry thoroughly and place onto a sheet pan lined with parchment or wax paper.
  • 4 Prepare the caramel by adding caramel candies and milk to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stay close and stir often while the candies melt. Once melted, remove from heat and allow to sit about 1 minute.
  • 5 Dip each apple in the caramel, turning slowly to coat. Continue to turn, allowing any excess to drip back into the saucepan.
  • 6 If desired, dip the bottoms of each apple into nuts, chocolate chips or other garnish.
  • 7 Cool apples completely on the prepared sheet pan then wrap individually and store for 2 to 3 days in an airtight container.

Expert Tips

For a layer of chocolate, once the caramel has cooled completely, dip the apples into melted chocolate, then nuts or desired garnish.

Place the cooled caramel apples into gift baggies, tie with a pretty ribbon or string and give as take-home favor or gift at your next party.