5 Days of Halloween – Day 5 Homemade Caramel Apple Recipe



Welcome to Day 5 of 5 Days of Halloween! We’ve toured our Halloween porch, Halloween house, tablescapes for adults and kids. Today I’m sharing our family’s favorite Halloween treat – homemade caramel apples.

Caramel apples are not only a beautiful Halloween table decor, they are also SO delicious to eat. One of my best friend’s took the time to teach me how she creates these little masterpieces every year. Today I want to teach you.


You will need 12 medium sized Granny Smith apples that have been washed and dried with stems removed.



Hammer a wooden stick into the center of each apple. The hammer makes this task SO much easier! Just give it a few little taps until it slides into the apple far enough to stay in place. Place them on wax paper.


Make the caramel. This recipe is from the back of the Land- O-Lakes butter box. No secret family recipe here! Land-O-Lakes, really nailed this one! It is my favorite, easiest caramel recipe! I have never had it not turn out.recipe-for-homemade-caramel-apples-copy

A trick to making the best caramel, is to cook it over medium heat, stirring it constantly with a wooden spoon, until it turns a beautiful golden brown color. I use the candy thermometer, but the color is really the key!



Don’t worry if you get a few bubbles on your apples after you dip them. Once they have cooled, you can smooth them out with your hands.

Also, see how the caramel kind of pools at the bottom of the apple? I like to push that back up the apple to make the bottom more flat and make the caramel more even up the edges.


You can leave the apples just like this, they are beautiful and classic this way…. or you can take it up a notch and dip these beauties into white chocolate and the graham cracker mixture! I also like to dip them in dark chocolate then sprinkle them with chunks of various candy. Mini M&M’s look especially cute!


Use large paper liners to hold the apples. They make fabulous gifts for teachers, neighbors and best friends. Place them into cellophane bags, tied with a cute bow. Use them on your Halloween table for a fun party favor {see them on my kid’s Halloween table here}.



Start a new Halloween tradition this year, make these homemade caramel apples for Halloween! You will be everyone’s favorite! Happy baking!


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6 thoughts on “5 Days of Halloween – Day 5 Homemade Caramel Apple Recipe

    1. Thanks Erin! I’ll be sending some your way if I can get my act together! xo

    1. Haha! If we were neighbors, you’d have some on your porch! Wish we were! I would love some of your topiaries!!! xo

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