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Quick Caramel Apple Dip Recipe

Quick Caramel Apple Dip Recipe

This four-ingredient caramel dip is so simple and yummy. People always want to know how long I slaved over the stove to prepare it and are amazed to find that I made it in the microwave. When large marshmallows aren’t on hand, I substitute 2 cups of mini marshmallows instead. –Becky Heiner, West Valley City, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Apple slices


  • 1. Place caramels in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute. Add marshmallows; microwave for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted, stirring occasionally. Whisk in butter and cream until combined. Serve with apple slices. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 153 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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alfoa User ID: 2078080 260072
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2017

"Good, but makes a massive amount. I'll cut the recipe in half next time. That will also solve the problem of having to buy 2 bags of caramels to get to 14 oz."

DebbieT User ID: 221944 241501
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"OMG! This is delicious!!!"

joy cooking User ID: 5576389 234897
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"Beware - caramels come in 11 oz. bags now. Most recipes still say 14 oz. because that was the standard for so long. It seems the good old days are gone."

cwainwright User ID: 1665322 153126
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012


thisisme2 User ID: 5585937 107902
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"This is the best caramel dip ever. Hands down. No need to look any further!"

sdeb User ID: 5934110 81770
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"Can I use this recipe for dipping & then decorating pretzel rods?"

sdeb User ID: 5934110 207664
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"Does this get hard after it's served or do I need to keep it warm? Such as serve in a crock pot."

[email protected] User ID: 1510 80084
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"i just put everything in a crock pot on low and served it warm and all was gone in no time."

vbange User ID: 1656569 154461
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"Brought this to the office Christmas potluck and it was a big hit. A little messy tp make - the caramels are sticky as you would expect, but it tasty and gets recipe request! Thanks for a good recipe!"

celkins5 User ID: 4223639 161218
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"I made this for a baby was simple and delish!"

Lori Jackson User ID: 2453195 135697
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"easy to make and great! I added chopped nuts to sprinkle over the apples after they are dipped. YUM!"

debbiegoep User ID: 4359767 157021
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"This was a big hit.I used fannie mae candies caramels,it was the easiest to make and easiest to clean up. Everyone that tried it just kept eating it until all of the apple slices and caramel was gone!It was delicious!!!!"

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 86757
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"Delicious dip!

I don't like "nuking" food, so I just melted it on low heat on the stove. In this case it's better to add the butter with the caramels so they're less likely to stick to the pan."

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