Plain Caramel Apples

Plain Caramel Apples


"A classic caramel apple recipe perfect for Fall entertaining. Using caramel candies makes this recipe a breeze."


servings 311 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.5g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 162 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased aluminum foil.
  2. Combine caramels and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until caramel melts and is smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Dip each apple into the caramel and gently run apples around insides of saucepan to scrape off some of the caramel. Scrape excess caramel from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan. Place on the aluminum foil and chill until ready to serve.


  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.
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  1. 86 Ratings


This is a great recipe; I did do one thing differently... I wrapped each apple in paper towels after putting the wood stick in it, then put them in a big gallon freezer bag and stuck them in the...

Really easy/fun to make! Stick to melting the caramels in the pan rather than the microwave. I've found that the microwave causes the caramels to harden much quicker than if melted on the pan.

I made these and maybe I was just thrilled that I got it nearly right, but my family and students enjoyed them. I did alter a few things; *I used a crock pot w/ one of those protector sheets ...

I made these caramel apples and they look beautiful, however my caramel is too hard. The consistency is like a Sugar Daddy sucker. What did I do wrong??

I make these every year and they are delicious! Does anyone have a great Idea for packaging them to give out as treats to friends. I am afraid they will stick to the paper permanently.

This was so much fun to do! I dipped the apples in boiling water for a few seconds first to remove the wax. This did make the caramel stick better. After that I left a couple plain, coated so...

The trick is to use wax or parchment paper. Greasing a metal pan does NOT work. Thanks!

Great, easy recipe. caramel did not slide off of apples. We dipped them in chopped nuts, let cool a bit and then dipped them melted milk chocolate. A very YUMMY treat!

I didn't cook these, so I am only rating the taste. The were about as perfect as a carmel apple can get. Yum, and Thanks!!