If you're planning to throw a Halloween party or simply celebrate autumn, try these recipes for caramel apples. Whether they are cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, muffins, donuts or bites, these desserts are sure to please.
With four kids (one child whose birthday is November 1), we celebrate Halloween in style around our house. This caramel apple recipe is a tried-and-true favorite year after year. —Gail Prather, Bethel, Minnesota
I have such a sweet tooth that I’ve been known to make a dessert just to satisfy my craving. One day when I was in the mood for caramel, I came up with these fun treats. —Clarissa Loyd, Mineral Wells, Texas
It looks like a caramel apple but it's really a chocolate chip cookie. You can coat the caramel with your favorite type of nut, sprinkles or mini chips. I am often asked to bring these to parties.—Tammy Daniels, Batavia, Ohio
For a perfect fall treat, mix spice cake and apples with frosting to form cake balls. Then dip them in caramel coating, and let the kids go nuts, rolling them in peanuts. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Guests will have almost as much fun trimming these gooey, caramel-apple characters as they’ll have biting into them! Wilma Bailey shares the sweet treats from Sedona, Arizona.
TIP: Be sure to start with the apples at room temperature because the caramel tends to slip off on chilled apples.
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. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin