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Halloween Recipe: Easy Caramel Apples

Nothing says fall more than apples.  They are freshly harvested, crisp, and ready to be used in all your favorite recipes.  Today’s Halloween Recipe: Easy Caramel Apples is from the fabulous Debbie at Simple Plate.  It screams delicious and easy.  Plus, who doesn’t love to make caramel or candy apples for Halloween?  The answer is, of course, no one. 

Halloween Recipe: Easy Caramel Apples

Halloween Recipe: Easy Caramel Apples

Summary: This Halloween Recipe: Easy Caramel Apples is the perfect addition to your Halloween festivities.


  • 6 fresh apples -washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 14 oz individually wrapped Caramel Candy -unwrapped
  • 6 magnolia branches or popsicle sticks


  1. Wash apples and remove the stems.
  2. Insert wooden sticks ¾ of the way into the stem end of each apple.
  3. Set aside while you cook the caramel dip.
  4. Combine caramels and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until caramel melts and is smooth.
  5. Stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Dip each apple into the caramel and gently run apples around insides of saucepan coat evenly. Or drizzle each apple with the caramel mixture.
  7. Smooth excess caramel from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan.
  8. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and chill until ready to serve. (about 15 minutes or until firm)

Quick notes

Magnolia branches are food safe, wash them first then whittle one end to insert into apples. Be Sure to choose branches that are sturdy

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

 Recipe/Photo Credit:
Debbie Lawrence

A little about Debbie: (excerpt from her site)

I’m Debbie and I call this my kitchen playground. Its a place where I share the heart of my childhood in the south. What you’ll find here are the best truly southern recipes, pulled from my personal files along with some fabulous contributions from bloggers around the country who enjoy sharing their own simple recipes and reminders of their childhood comfort foods. My heritage is Cajun/Creole/Italian/American. My cooking and joy speak to all of those. So you’ll find some foods here you might typically think of as being southern. I hope you’ll give them all a try and make them some of your own favorites. All of my recipes here are easy and foods you’ll find family friendly, I use organic ingredients more often than not, and lots of shortcuts to just good eating, we call it just plain good! 

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