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Monster Caramel Apples

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

  • wmssquad
    Oct 28, 2012

    No comment left

  • Val320
    Oct 25, 2010

    Very Very Good!!!

  • Pastry-Baker
    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.

  • annalisa_harmon
    Mar 31, 2010

    Yummy!

  • chin-chilla
    Mar 31, 2010

    No comment left

  • tkarinas
    Oct 29, 2009

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

  • homeschool2
    Oct 10, 2009

    i would dip in crushed pretzels just at the bottom then in milk chocolate

  • jav4u
    Oct 9, 2009

    i would dip in chcolate and sprinkle with cookies or peanuts..or y not both?..nothing better then carmel chocoately nutty apples

  • kimmarston
    Oct 8, 2009

    i think i will try this its nice ..easy