Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Classic Caramel Apples

Every year I make caramel apples for my family! Its tradition.

Usually I find myself unwrapping 60 + caramels just to "save time". Silly right?

I found a really easy recipe on the Land o'Lakes site and the flavor is divine!

Whip up this classic treat for your Halloween parties, Trick or Treat evenings, or just as a quick snack for you and the kiddos!

*Also, are you a blogger? Have you been working on any fun Halloween recipes this year or have some filed away? Next Tuesday, October 1st, MorningNooNight and 3 other amazing blogs will be hosting a Halloween linky party! Please come back and join in on the festivities!! Hope to see you all there!

For the Caramel:
1 stick unsalted butter
2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
dash of salt
1 (14 ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 apples, wash and dried.

Toppings (peanuts, sprinkles, etc)
Popsicle sticks

Melt butter in a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add in the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture comes to a full rolling boil (about 10-12 minutes).
Stir in sweetened condensed milk. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally,  until a small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a firm ball or 245 degrees on a candy thermometer (this is just shy of about 20 minutes).
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Working quickly, dip apples into melted caramel, coating completely and dip 1 end into your desired toppings. Place on a buttered sheet of waxed paper. Let cool completely.

Is there any better taste than crisp tart apples with chewy caramel? I don't think so.

Enjoy this recipe and Happy Halloween!


  1. Your caramel apples look wonderful!!! I've been craving some so badly recently, and really need to try to make some at home too! These look so yummy!!!

  2. These caramel apples look soo delicious! I've never made them from scratch, but I may just have to give it a go! Stopping by from the Time to Sparkle link party :)

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you try the recipe.... Let me know if you do! :)