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.
Bring these extra-special cupcakes to your next event and watch how quickly they disappear! With a caramelly topping and spice cake base, they're the perfect mix of two fall-favorite treats. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
A chocolate drizzle sprinkled with crushed candy makes ordinary caramel apples especially yummy—like the fancy ones in some candy shops. Be sure to start with the apples at room temperature so the caramel won’t slip off like it tends to on chilled apples.
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
This fun recipe, from Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon, is one the kids will find appealing. Children can help by dipping the baked cookies in caramel and nuts —and also by eating the treats! "They just disappear at my house," Darlene details.
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.