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How to Make Caramel Apples (3 Ingredients)

8 apples
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All you need are three ingredients for easy caramel apples! These are a tried-and-true favorite treat in the fall, especially around Halloween. You won’t believe how much better they taste when freshly made!

Any type of apples works, though we prefer pairing tart apples such as Granny Smiths with sweet caramel. Make sure your apples are cold as well as thoroughly washed and dried so that the caramel sticks and doesn’t slide off.

For the caramels: We recommend the pre-packaged caramel cubes which are MUCH easier to use.

Note: You’ll need sticks for the apples; you can use bamboo skewers which are also found at most grocery stores. 

1 14-ounce package individually wrapped caramels
2 tablespoons milk
8 apples, washed and dried
  • In a large saucepan over low heat, melt caramels and milk, stirring often. (Or in a medium glass bowl, melt caramels and milk in microwave.) 
  • Place wooden sticks into stem ends of apples and dip into caramel until well coated. 
  • Place on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet or platter. Let caramel apples set and cool, about 10 minutes, before eating.
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