Southern-Style Caramel Apples

Southern-Style Caramel ApplesRecipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Branch out and get creative with some of our favorite toppings.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 30 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes


6 apples
Food-safe branches, such as magnolia twigs, or craft sticks
1 (14-oz.) package caramels
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon water
Crushed peanut brittle or toasted pecans


Remove the stems from apples, and insert food-safe branches or craft sticks. Microwave caramels, vanilla extract, and water until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Quickly dip or drizzle apples with caramel mixture; roll or sprinkle with crushed peanut brittle or toasted pecans, if desired. Stand apples on lightly greased wax paper, and chill 15 minutes before serving.