Cinnamon Caramel Apples Recipe
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Cinnamon Caramel Apples Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen staff used cinnamon and chocolate to give a fun and tasty twist to traditional caramel apples. Rolled in nuts, coconut or colorful candies, they'll delight kids of all ages.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 packages (14 ounces each) caramels
  • 3 tablespoons milk chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 Popsicle sticks
  • 8 large tart apples
  • Jimmies and chopped peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 526 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 111g carbohydrate (93g sugars, 7g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, chocolate chips, water, cinnamon and vanilla. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes; stir. Microwave 30-60 seconds longer or until caramels are melted.
  2. Insert Popsicle sticks into the apples; dip into caramel mixture, turning to coat. Roll in or press on desired toppings. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Cinnamon Caramel Apples in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p22

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sstetzel User ID: 158954 55216
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"Just use a double boiler to melt everything.  If you don't have a double boiler, place a glass or metal bowl over a sauce pan of hot water.  Take care not to get ANY water in with the chocolate & caramel."

AlligatorAnnie User ID: 2459454 97302
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"I don't own a microwave...need this recipe without microwave instructions!"

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