Homemade Caramel Apples Recipe

This Homemade Caramel Apples Recipe is a classic treat that everyone will be excited to eat.

Winter 2015

  • Homemade Caramel Apples
    Apples dipped in melted caramel and rolled in chopped nuts make a delicious Halloween snack.
    Photo by Fotolia/Joshua Resnick
  • Homemade Caramel Apples

Yield: 6 servings

With a few simple ingredients you can skip out on buying caramel apples at the store and make your own!


• 6 medium apples
• 1 cup sugar
• 3⁄4 cup dark corn syrup
• 1 cup light cream
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• Chopped nuts


1. Remove stems from apples, and insert a wooden candy stick in each, where stem was. Place in refrigerator to chill.

2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, cream and butter in a saucepan. Cook over low heat until sugar dissolves, then increase heat and continue cooking, without stirring, until mixture reaches 260 F on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.

3. Dip apples in melted caramel, and then roll in nuts. Place on squares of parchment paper to cool.

Every good party needs a nice spread. Use this and our other Festive Halloween Party Snacks at your next big gathering to impress your guests!