Monster Caramel Apples Recipe
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Monster Caramel Apples Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen used Karen Ann Bland's delicious recipe for caramel apples and added fun ingredients to make these special Halloween treats. —Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 8 to 10 medium apples
  • 8 to 10 wooden sticks
  • 32 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 squares (1 ounce each) white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange and brown sprinkles

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 943 calories, 38g fat (21g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 411mg sodium, 154g carbohydrate (119g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein


  1. Wash and thoroughly dry apples; insert a wooden stick into each. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; chill. Place cookie crumbs in a shallow dish; set aside.
  2. In a heavy 3-qt. saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, milk and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 248° (firm-ball stage) on a candy thermometer, about 30-40 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  3. Dip each apple into hot caramel mixture to completely coat, then dip the bottom in cookie crumbs, pressing lightly to adhere. Return to baking sheet to cool.
  4. In a microwave, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Transfer to a small plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Drizzle coating over apples. Decorate with sprinkles. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Originally published as Monster Caramel Apples in Backyard Living September/October 2006, p29

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"Ended up tasting ok but coating is hard to work with and even worse to clean up. Tasted like brown sugar instead of caramel. Next time I will try one of the caramel recipes that uses actual caramels."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"Very Very Good!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"This is the best recipie EVER!! My Brother &

his Wife have a MOM & POP grocery store. They wanted me to make some caramel apples in the store kitchen. These do not last long on the counter. I also dip them in cashews,& honey roasted peanuts.
to the store."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2010


Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"My family absolutely loved these apples and yes, I would definitely make them again....they're delicious."

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