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Caramel Apple Dip

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Two 11-ounce packages caramels, unwrapped

1/2 cup heavy cream 

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

4 green apples

Optional toppings:

Crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos

Chocolate sauce

Chopped salted peanuts

Sea salt

Crushed cereal, such as Fruity Pebbles

Mini white chocolate chips

Broken-up candy bars

Mini candy-coated chocolates, such as M and M's 

Brown sugar

Ground cinnamon


Special equipment:
32 ice-pop sticks
  1. Combine the caramels, cream, butter and vanilla in a small slow cooker. Cook on low, stirring every 20 minutes, until the mixture is melted, about 1 hour.
  2. Core the apples and slice into eighths. Skewer the ice-pop sticks into the apple slices. Dip the apple slices into the caramel sauce, letting excess drip off, then dip into the toppings of choice.
  3. For a cookies and cream flavor, Marcela coats the apples with crushed cookies and chocolate sauce.
  4. For a salted caramel apple, Katie sprinkles with chopped salted peanuts and sea salt.
  5. For a sweet take on breakfast, Jeff adds crushed cereal and mini white chocolate chips.
  6. For a Halloween treat, Sunny breaks up chocolate peanut butter bars and mini candy-coated chocolates for dipping.
  7. For a caramel apple easier than pie, GZ dips his into brown sugar and cinnamon.

Cook’s Note

The recipe can also be made in a pot on the stove over low heat.

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