Sweet Tooth Friday: Chocolate-Covered Caramel Apples

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on October 27, 2011

Last week Friday, October 21, was National Caramel Apple Day. And I totally missed it.

Well, truth be told, I didn’t totally miss it. I had carmel-covered apples sitting in the fridge, just waiting for me. They were calling my name, and even more so, calling Hubs’ name. But it was a long week, and I just couldn’t muster the strength to finish them. Because caramel-covered apples alone are not good enough.

They also have to be covered in chocolate. Obviously. Dark chocolate. And then covered in crushed Oreos, dark chocolate peanut M&Ms or sea salt.

Chocolate-covered caramel apples

Layers upon layers upon layers of sweet goodness.

That’s my favorite kind of sweetness.

Chocolate-covered caramel apples

So, happy late National Caramel Apple Day. Even though it’s a little late, I think it’s still okay to enjoy one. Or five.

Sweet Tooth Friday: Chocolate-Covered Caramel Apples

Sweet Tooth Friday: Chocolate-Covered Caramel Apples


  • 4-6 Granny Smith apples
  • Popsicle sticks, 1 per apple
  • Caramel
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Chocolate
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Chopped Oreos, dark chocolate peanut M&M’s, or sea salt


  1. Insert one popsicle stick into the top of each apple. Place in the fridge.
  2. In a medium-sized pan, over medium-high heat, bring the half and half, sugar, honey, and butter to a boil, stirring often. Boil for 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly, until in turns a deep caramel color, or a candy thermometer reaches 245 degrees. Remove from heat.
  3. Dip the botom bottom of each apple in the caramel. Using a spoon pour the caramel over the apple, coating about 3/4 of the way up. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and refrigerate until set, at least 15 minutes (or overnight).
  4. If the caramel starts to thicken, place it over medium-low heat until it starts to thin out again.
  5. In a small, microwave-safe bowl place the chocolate chips. Microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir, then repeat until the chocolate is almost melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Add the canola oil and microwave on 50% power for 30 more seconds. Stir.
  6. Dip the chilled, caramel-covered apples in the chocolate. Spoon the melted chocolate over the caramel, leaving just a little to peak through at the top. Dip the bottom half of each apple in the chopped Oreos, M&M's or sprinkle with sea salt.
  7. Chill the apples in refrigerator until completely set, about 45 minutes.
  8. Store apples in the refrigerator.
  9. If you have extra melted chocolate, dip a few Oreos in it. MmmMMMMMM!

Caramel recipe inspired by Maratha Stewart.

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chels R. October 27, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Those Chocolate Covered Apples look divine. I remember when I was little, my mom would make stuff like that for me :) I also filled out your survey :) It’s been awhile since I’ve linked up :( I’ve been gone on several trips) I’m so glad to be back in the kitchen and with my foodie community!


2 Allison @ Alli 'n Son October 31, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I’m glad you are back! Thanks so much for filling out the survey, I appreciate your time.


3 Kim of Mo'Betta October 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I make caramel apples every year around this time with the kids…we just haven’t had time to do it yet! Got all the ingredients, just need time. I’m def doing a sea salt one (w/dark chocolate of course)!


4 Allison @ Alli 'n Son October 31, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Enjoy the sea salt one, it is definitely my favorite.


5 Dee at Deelicious Sweets October 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

My daughter would absolutely love these! They look super yummy! I have yet to make my own caramel apples. I don’t know why I haven’t but I should! You’re inspiring me :)


6 Raina October 28, 2011 at 7:33 am

Those candy apples look yummy! My family would love them, especially covered in chocolate and M&M’s.

Thank you for hosting the link party:)


7 BrandyK October 28, 2011 at 8:04 am

Oh wow! Those apples look sooooo good! Thanks for hosting. :)


8 Christina October 28, 2011 at 8:16 am

Thanks for hosting! Your apples are beautiful!


9 Miz Helen October 28, 2011 at 8:47 am

Hi Alli,
Your Apples look wonderful! I am sharing my Cranberry Oat Bars today. Thanks for hosting and sure hope you have a great week end!
Miz Helen


10 Kitchen Belleicious October 28, 2011 at 9:10 am

I love my candy apples but I love my chocolate apples even more! LOL! Awesome recipe and pictures


11 Allison @ Alli 'n Son October 31, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Thank you! I need to stop by your place soon, I’ve been a little MIA lately. Sorry!


12 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles October 28, 2011 at 9:18 am

mmmmm….I want the one with the salt sprinkled on! Yum!


13 Allison @ Alli 'n Son October 31, 2011 at 11:55 pm

That’s my favorite too!


14 jo@blog-diggidy October 28, 2011 at 10:08 am

yer apples look yummy!! i like the sea salt idea, i love the sweet and salty thang!! :) and i loves me some dark chocolate …. mmmmm good!!


15 Allison @ Alli 'n Son October 31, 2011 at 11:55 pm

My favorite too! I can’t get enough of dark chocolate and sea salt. Yum!


16 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme October 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

Thanks for hosting Sweet Tooth Friday! Lots of goodies I can’t wait to look at. I Love those apples, they look fabulous! This week I shared my Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Icing!


17 Allison @ Alli 'n Son October 31, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Ohhh, those cupcakes sound wonderful. I love chocolate covered in chocolate.


18 Bibi October 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Those apples look awesome. I did my first ever caramel apples few days ago, but I cheated and used Kraft caramels…..

Thank you so much for hosting.


19 Allison @ Alli 'n Son October 31, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I almost did that too, but I couldn’t resist making my own. I’m a glutton for punishment.


20 Teri@The Freshman Cook October 31, 2011 at 9:38 am

Your chocolate caramel apples have my mouth watering! I linked my Candy Corn Shooters today. Thanks for hosting!


21 Allison @ Alli 'n Son October 31, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Those sound wonderful! I need to get my hands in some candy corn m&ms.


22 Gina October 31, 2011 at 10:08 am

Oh yum- those look positively divine!!! I have been wanting to make some & now I have my motivation! Thanks!


23 Allison @ Alli 'n Son October 31, 2011 at 11:58 pm

I’m glad I could motivate you!


24 Tasha November 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Wow! Those look amazing! I’ll have to keep your sweet tooth Friday in mind for linking to!


25 trisha November 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I am here from Tasty Tuesday to show you some love – these apples are fantastic…the first link in the bunch that caught my eye. I should have known it was from a great blogger like you!


26 Natasha November 2, 2011 at 11:08 am

These look extra special!!

would love it if you could share this on my link party – Serenity Saturday at http://www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Natasha xxx


27 Carrie @ My Favorite Finds November 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm

These.look.awesome! I can’t wait to try these. I’m here from This Chick Cooks-your thumbnail caught my eye! Come over and link up to my Must Try Mondays!


28 Jen517 December 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I love these!!! I make them for my children to give to their teachers and dance instructors. They make the perfect gift and are SOOO Delicious!! I also buy Apple Boxes from Box and Wrap. I let my kids decorate the boxes which gives it an extra special touch.


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