Sweet and Salty Caramel Apples

Sweet and Salty Caramel Apples

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Allrecipes.com Staff
Recipe by  Allrecipes.com Staff

“Sweet, salty and chocolaty are a great combination to have with Granny Smith Apples. Try these treats at your next Fall gathering.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  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 the vanilla. 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. Sprinkle lightly with the coarse salt and chill.
  3. Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over the apples and return them to the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Sweet Apron

Sweet Apron

Hands down, most DELICIOUS way to eat a caramel apple. The combo of sweet, crunchy, tart, salty is to die for. We prefer to omit the chocolate. You really just need to strategically place a few large grains of the salt on the caramel. That is A LOT of salt on the apples that are pictured. Fleur de sel is always a treat, if you have it. And always use a tart variety apple, NEVER Red Delicious.



Great combo with the salt and the sweet sugary caramel. These are different from the usual and looked pretty too. Only you have to work fast because the caramel hardens and the salt wouldn't stick. I dipped all apples first then did the salt, and the chocolate last, but like I said the salt didn't stick and I kind of had to press the pieces into the caramel. These are even better tasting than the plain caramel apples. If you like the contrast of sweet/salty you'll like these. Thanks for the great idea!!! I had so much fun making these.



This is soooo much better rolled in pretzel pieces than just plain coarse salt. The pretzels paired with the chocolate and caramel made these wonderful!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 445 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs
  • 85.1 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 1485 mg
  • 59%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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