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Fun Caramel Apples

Charming designs and gooey candy make these caramel apples irresistible. Use apples at room temperature because caramel tends to slip off of chilled apples. —Darla Wester, Meriden, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 package (14 ounces) vibrant green Wilton candy melts
  • 1 package (14 ounces) white Wilton candy melts
  • 2 packages (14 ounces each) caramels
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 large tart apples, room temperature
  • 8 lollipop sticks
  • Assorted candies such as jimmies, M&M's and Reese's Pieces


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth and set aside. In another microwave-safe bowl, microwave melt the green candy melts. Repeat with white candy melts.
  • In another microwave-safe bowl, microwave the caramels and water, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir. Heat 30-45 seconds longer or until caramels are melted; stir until smooth.
  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. Wash and thoroughly dry apples. Insert a stick into each; dip into caramel mixture, turning to coat. Place on prepared pan. Drizzle with melted chocolate and candy melts. Decorate as desired with melted chocolate, candy melts and candies. Refrigerate until set.
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  • jroestel2002
    Dec 9, 2012

    No comment left

  • JRS1953
    Oct 28, 2012

    I haven't made these yet, but was wondering what kind of shortening to use Crisco or Butter

  • joycelauhoff
    Oct 15, 2012

    This is an awesome recipe and great on halloween for the kids.

  • LovetoCookinCO
    Oct 14, 2012

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  • nmblades
    Oct 14, 2012

    To walmart_gal2001: Making your own involves butter, sugar and cream. Forgot about the cream!

  • nmblades
    Oct 14, 2012

    To walmart_gal2001: You can make your own caramel using butter and sugar.Super cute but I don't want to eat them now!

  • walmart_gal2001
    Oct 14, 2012

    made these with pears and turned out great , just wish the caramels were nout free so i could send to class at school for a special healthy treat.

  • OrchidofDarkness
    Sep 20, 2012

    It was fun to make and it was so simple.