Taffy Apple Cupcakes

Taffy Apple CupcakesRecipe
Photo: Gooseberry Patch
This recipe blurs the line between candied apple and cupcake! Everyone will love this sweet taffy treat on a stick.


Makes one dozen.

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


1 18 1/4 oz. pkg. carrot cake mix
1 cup Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
20 caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup milk
1 cup pecans or walnuts, finely chopped
12 wooden craft sticks


Prepare cake mix according to package instructions; stir in apples and cinnamon. Fill paper-lined jumbo muffin cups 2/3 full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near center tests clean.

Combine caramels and milk in a small saucepan over low heat; stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle caramel over cooled cupcakes; sprinkle nuts over top. Insert a craft stick into center of each cupcake.