Candied Apples

Nothing says "Happy Halloween" better than crisp fall apples coated with gooey, stick-to-your-teeth caramel or smooth, shiny melted chocolate.

  • Cinnamon-Cider Candied Apples
    Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Rachel Haas

    Cinnamon-Cider Candied Apples

    Wash apples well to remove any waxy coating, and dry thoroughly before dipping them. Work quickly, but if the syrup begins to set, you can reheat it over low heat to liquefy.

  • Bacon-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Caramel Apples
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen

    Bacon-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Caramel Apples

    Prepare to swoon when you take a bite of this luscious apple dipped in caramel, bacon, and peanut butter coated pretzels.
  • Apple Ghosts
    Richard Jung

    Apple Ghosts

    Turn small, juicy apples into cute little ghosts with white candy coating and licorice sticks.
  • Toffee Candy Apples

    Toffee Candy Apples

    Instead of caramel, dip your apples into a rich toffee mixture of dark brown sugar, molasses and butter.
  • Double-Chocolate Caramel Apples
    Karen Steffens

    Double-Chocolate Caramel Apples

    Indulge in the ultimate chocoholic experience by dipping the caramel apples in both semisweet and bittersweet chocolate.
  • White Chocolate-Pumpkin Pie Caramel Apples
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen  

    White Chocolate-Pumpkin Pie Caramel Apples

    Nothing sounds more like a Halloween treat than a pumpkin coated candy apple. Drizzle some white chocolate on top and you’ve got a quick and easy sweet treat the whole crowd will love.
  • Candy-Coated Caramel Apples

    Candy-Coated Caramel Apples

    Brightly colored candies like gummy worms, candy corn, and small cinnamon candies give caramel apples a festive fall feel (and is a great use for leftover Halloween candy). Use the candy-coated apples as a table decoration or wrap in cellophane and give as a gift.
  • Caramel Apples
    Photo: Kirsten Strecker

    Caramel Apples

    All you need to make this quick fall treat is a bag of caramels and 6 apples. Once the apples have been dipped in caramel, decorate with sprinkles, drizzle with chocolate, or enjoy them just as they are.
  • Mini Caramel Apples
    Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Styling: Miranda Jones

    Mini Caramel Apples

    You get all the satisfaction of a caramel apple in one bite and without a messy chin. If decorating with twigs, make sure twigs are food-safe or use craft sticks.

  • Black-and-White Caramel Apples
    Karen Steffens

    Black-and-White Caramel Apples

    Create a dramatic costume for your apples using both white and semisweet chocolate.
  • Chocolate Caramel Apples with Sprinkles
    Karen Steffens

    Chocolate Caramel Apples with Sprinkles

    If caramel and chocolate aren't enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can dip the candied apples in orange and yellow sugar sprinkles.
  • Chocolate-Peanut Caramel Apples
    Karen Steffens

    Chocolate-Peanut Caramel Apples

    Semisweet chocolate and chopped peanuts make mighty fine partners for a caramel apple.
  • Chocolate-Coconut Caramel Apples
    Karen Steffens

    Chocolate-Coconut Caramel Apples

    Give caramel apples a tropical touch with chocolate and toasted coconut.
  • White Chocolate-Toffee Crunch Caramel Apples
    Karen Steffens

    White Chocolate-Toffee Crunch Caramel Apples

    The crunch, as well as the extra sweetness, comes from finely chopped almond toffee candy. Place the whole pieces of candy in a zip-top plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  • Granola and Rosemary Cider Caramel Apples
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen  

    Granola and Rosemary Cider Caramel Apples

    Take a healthier spin on the Halloween favorite with honey-oat granola and freshly chopped rosemary.
  • Candied Apples

    Candied Apples

    The sugar-corn syrup mixture that you dip the apples has an added kick from the addition of Red Hots candy.
  • Pistachio-Orange Caramel Apples
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen  

    Pistachio-Orange Caramel Apples

    Start with the basic caramel at the bottom and dip in blend of bright orange rind, salty pistachios, and sweet chocolate minichips.
  • Hummingbird Caramel Apples
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen  

    Hummingbird Caramel Apples

    This candy apple brings you a blend of warm fall favorites with bright tropical flavors.
  • Caramel Apples

    Caramel Apples

    Add extra crunch to caramel apples with finely chopped toasted pecans.
  • Candy Apples

    Candy Apples

    Turn your candied apples into jack-o-lanterns by double-dipping in melted chocolate and orange-colored vanilla bark coating. Or drizzle with the orange coating and top with candy sprinkles.
  • Jackson Pollock Candied Apples
    Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Jackson Pollock Candied Apples

    Create your own abstract designs by drizzling both bittersweet and white chocolate over the bright green apples.
  • Chocolate-Toffee Apples
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chocolate-Toffee Apples

    This must try dessert-on-a-stick is party ready and sure to leave your guests with a sweet taste in their mouths.

  • Caramel Apples
    Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Caramel Apples

    Dress up these classic Caramel Apples with your favorite sprinkles and welcome the fall season in a delicious way.
  • Candy Apple Quickies

    Candy Apple Quickies

    Short on time? Try these Candy Apple Quickies using microwavable candy melts that create flavorful candied apples in no time.
  • Dressed-Up Caramel Apples
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Dressed-Up Caramel Apples

    Dress these candied apples however you like, but any way you want them, they'll still taste like true sticky caramel deliciousness.
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