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Caramel Apple Slices: A Sweet And Crunchy Fall Treat

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These adorable caramel apple slices are simple to make and delicious to eat! Crisp apples, gooey caramel, and whatever other festive toppings you can think of! Apple slices with caramel sauce are the answer!

For me and the kids, they’re easy to grab and eat, and they’re also a lot of fun to make with your family.

I’ll even share a magic trick to keep the apples from browning too quickly if you make caramel apple slices for a party or a fun treat for friends.

Because the caramel and other toppings are so sweet, I prefer a tart apple. Because they are tart and sturdy, Granny Smith apples are my favorite for baking and making treats.

Because the apples I bought were so large, I only used three for the entire recipe! And if you have any leftover apples, you must make these adorable treats. Caramel bits or individually wrapped caramels, as I did, are both acceptable options.

Make sure the caramels you’re using are fresh if you’re using individually wrapped caramels. After melting stale or old caramel, it will be extremely tough.

If you’re unsure, go for the caramel bits. They’re certainly easier than unwrapping all those caramels.

I also melted some chocolate and almond bark for making fun designs on the caramel apples slices. This is where your creativity can run wild! Holiday themed sprinkles are also a fun addition.

Some fun topping ideas!

  • Melted milk chocolate
  • Melted semi-sweet chocolate
  • Almond bark
  • Sprinkles
  • Chopped nuts
  • Crushed hard candy

If you’re decorating with a group, it may take a while to finish all of the slices, and some of the toppings may solidify.

To avoid this, I simply place the topping containers in a large baking dish filled with a few inches of hot tap water. This is referred to as a “water bath,” and it will keep everything warm and melted.

Brush the exposed apple with a little lemon juice and it will stay fresh for a few hours if you want to deliver these cute treats to friends or bring them to a party! There is no browning.

I hope you and your family enjoy this tasty Fall treat and make a batch together!

Caramel Apple Slices Full Recipe


For the Caramel Apples

  • 4-5 medium best apples tart apples, like Granny Smith work best
  • 1 pound caramel pieces or 1 1/2 packages of meltable caramel bits see note
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon

Optional Toppings

  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 squares white almond bark see note
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Colored sprinkles


For the Caramel Apples

  • Slice Apples away from the core into 1-inch slices.
  • Combine caramels and water in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each one, until totally melted (see note). This may take a few minutes.
  • Dip the slices into the caramel, letting the excess drip off. Place on a baking sheet lined with a Silicon Baking Mat to set.
  • Repeat until all the slices are coated in caramel apple.
  • If you want the slices to last for a few hours (see note), brush all the exposed apple with lemon juice.

Optional Toppings

  • Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon oil in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 15 seconds until melted.
  • Melt milk chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon oil in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 15 seconds until melted.
  • Melt white almond bark in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 15 seconds until melted.
  • Drizzle over caramel coated apple slices in any design you like!
  • Dust with sprinkles or chopped nuts.


If you are using individually wrapped caramels, be sure they are fresh! If they are stale or old the caramel will be extremely tough after it is melted.


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