Top Caramel Apple Recipes

Caramel apples are hard to improve upon: chewy, rich caramel covering crunchy fresh apples is a classic combination that hits all the right notes. However, you don't have to stop there. Try topping your caramel apple with candy bars, chopped pretzels, salty nuts, or all of the above! This list of top caramel apple recipes includes the basic caramel apple--of course--but also lots of fun, delicious variations.

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  • 01 of 05
    Granny Smith Apple in Bowl of Caramel

    Caramel, apples, and nothing else! This caramel apple recipe uses store-bought caramels so that the creation and clean-up are quick and easy. This recipe was rated 5 stars by our users and is a great introduction to making caramel apples.

  • 02 of 05
    Candy Bar Caramel Apples
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    Candy Bar Caramel Apples are a decadent way to enjoy a serving of fruit. Crisp apples are covered with a layer of caramel, a layer of chocolate, and a coating of chopped candy bars. I usually make these with Snickers, but any candy bar that you like will work.

  • 03 of 05
    Oreo Caramel Apples
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    These Oreo Caramel Apples are almost too pretty to eat! In keeping with the black-and-white Oreo theme, the caramel apple is swirled with white and dark chocolate on the outside.

  • 04 of 05
    Peanut Butter Caramel Apples
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    These Peanut Butter Caramel Apples should be called "kitchen sink apples," because they include everything but the kitchen sink! Chocolate, peanut butter chips, peanut butter cups, and salted peanuts are all included in this insanely good caramel apple variation.

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  • 05 of 05
    Miniature Caramel Apples
    (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau

    Miniature Caramel Apples prove that big taste can come in a small package! Small balls of apples are dunked in chocolate, then given a coating of smooth, chewy caramel. They’re as delicious as they are adorable, and they make the perfect party appetizer or favor.