Caramel apples are a staple of fall and we have the best homemade caramel apple recipes. Try these fun and creative twists that everyone will enjoy.

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Homemade caramel apple recipes

Caramel apples bring back fond memories of ferris wheels and fall festivals. There is just something about it! Today I wanted to give you some creative new recipes to try that your family will love.

We have lots of recipes to choose from and the toppings are so fun and tasty. You can easily bring this delectable fall treat to your home with just a little bit of kitchen savvy.

Caramel apples are well worth the extra work to make. They are so delicious and always a big hit!

When the weather gets cool, we all start to think about baking and decorating for Fall. Apples go hand and hand with Fall and there is just something about a good Caramel Apple Recipe.

Get the kids involved and make it a fun family event!

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How do you keep caramel from falling off apples?

Apples have wax on the outside that can cause the caramel to slide right off.

A few tips:

  • Dip apples in water and swirl to melt and remove any wax. Wipe with towel to dry and remove any remaining wax. This step will help to make sure the caramel does not slide off the apples.
  • You can also put the apples in the fridge right after dipping in caramel. This will help the caramel to set.

What apples are best for caramel apples?

Tart apples combine perfectly with caramel for the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Granny Smith and Honeycrisp are a few favorites.

Should apples be cold when making caramel apples?

Yes! The caramel will stick better to the apples if they are cold. I like to put them in the fridge the day before I plan to use them.

Let’s get started!

ultimate caramel apple

Ultimate Caramel Apple

Layers of yummy candy and toppings make this recipe absolutely delicious. I love the rustic “handle” on these caramel apples.

chocolate turtle apple slices

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Caramel Apples can be difficult to make but not when you make slices instead! These are perfect for little ones and each turtle apple slice is so tasty. Use wax paper to make clean up easy.

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cake stuffed caramel apples

Cake Stuffed Caramel Apples on a Stick

Cake and caramel apples combine for a fun twist! Everyone will love helping to stuff apples inside cake. Such a fun snack on a lollipop or popsicle stick.

apple pie caramel apples

Apple Pie Caramel Apples

If you love apple pie, this recipe is for you. It combines all the yummy things you love about apple pie and caramel apples into one fun to eat apple treat.

caramel apple slices on a stick

Caramel Apple Slices

Little hands will be able to easily devour these yummy caramel apple slices! These would be perfect for  a class party.

candy apples on a plate

Candy Apples

Make traditional candy apples with this recipe. So classic and good! Candy apples are easy and delicious.

caramel apple ice cream

Caramel Apple Ice Cream

Prefer to eat your caramel apple in ice cream? This recipe is for you! Your family will be thrilled when you make this easy caramel apple ice cream – no ice cream machine needed!


chocolate pretzel caramel apple

Chocolate Pretzel Caramel Apples

Yummy! Pretzels, chocolate, caramel and more make a decadent apple treat. This one is loaded down with all sorts of yummy goodies.

poison toffee apples

Poison Toffee Apples

This recipe is perfect for Halloween parties. What a fun twist on the classic caramel apple.

chocolate chip cookie dough caramel apples

Oh my! Chocolate chip cookie dough is amazing alone but even better with a caramel apple! This recipe sounds divine with this delicious combination.

s'mores caramel apples

S’mores Caramel Apples

Combine all the goodness of S’mores with a Caramel Apple for an out of this world Fall treat. If you love s’mores, this s’mores caramel apple will be a hit.

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Caramel Apple Grapes

Tiny little grapes make the perfect caramel “apple” treat. This is the cutest little snack and caramel grapes take just minutes to make.

pumpkin spice apples

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apples

This combination of two fall favorites is sure to be a hit. Pumpkin Spice apples. Yes please!

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Easy Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe

Try easy caramel apple nachos recipe for a fun treat. Layers of crispy apples topped with decadent caramel sauce, chocolate chips and more come together for a delicious snack or dessert.

caramel apple dip and apple slices on platter

Caramel Apple Dip

This dip is smooth and creamy with a decadent heath topping. Serve with apple slices, graham crackers, pretzels and more for the best snack.

My favorites?

It’s hard to choose but these are my favorites if I had to select only 3.

I would first pick the Caramel apple nachos. These are much easier than caramel apples but you still get the delicious flavor of caramel apples. YUM! These kids just go crazy over them as well.

My second favorite would also be the Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices. It is another easier recipe but you enjoy some delicious flavor. Plus… everything is better with chocolate right?

My third favorite fun twist on caramel apples would be this Caramel Apple Ice Cream. You get the delicious flavor of caramel apples but in a yummy homemade ice cream. That is a win-win to me. 

These are the best caramel apple recipes!

Get started making yummy these yummy treats for Fall today! Make sure come back and let us know which recipes you tried and love!

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