Caramel Apple Recipe for Point of View Autumn Theme

Fall is here! My favorite season of all! So what better way to celebrate than with another month of Point of View celebrating Autumn. Get ready for a whirlwind of fabulous fall! Here’s a sneak peek at the other ladies projects.

Jonie (Just Between Friends)
Gwen (Gwenny Penny)
Stephanie (guest from Always Just a Mom)
Amy (Ameroonie Designs)
Camilla (Rosy Red Buttons)
Leanne (Organize and Decorate Everything)
Michelle (Stay right here!)
& YOU!!
We want to see your autumn themes projects! Link up over on Gwenny Penny and you may be featured by one of the Point of View girls!

Be sure to go visit these ladies and see their point of view on Autumn, but first, let’s get our caramel apple on!

Sorry pumpkin pie, I know you thought you were the ultimate fall sweet but you have lost your place at the top. The caramel apple is where it’s at! And what could be more Autumn than a pumpkin look alike?

Caramel Apple Recipe


  • Large granny smith apples
  • Kraft caramels
  • Wilton vanilla flavored orange candy melts
  • Grapefruit knife or sharp pointed knife
  • Clean sticks
  • Plastic freezer bag
  • Ribbon

1. Give your apples a good wash.

2. Prepare a place for your stick by making a tiny square of slices with your knife about 3/4 of the way through the apple around the stem. You don’t have to pull out the square you cut, the cuts just make it easier to put the stick in.

3. Wrap the bottom of the stick with freezer bag so that none of it will actually touch the apple. {Not that you actually east the core anyway} Place the stick over the stem and push down firmly to secure the stick, but not go all the way through.

4. Unwrap your caramels and place in a microwave safe bowl. Add 2 Tbsp water and microwave in 1 minute increments, stirring each time until smooth and runny. Tilt your bowl to the side and dip, rotating the apple to get an even coat. Let the caramel drip and once it slows down scrape the caramel from the bottom of the apple. Otherwise, you will have a huge puddle form at the bottom.

5. Place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper sprayed with pam so they won’t stick. Place them in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to set the caramel.

6. Melt the candy melts according to package. I believe it was on 50 percent power for 30 seconds at a time stirring between. Dip the same way as the caramel and scrape if you want a round pumpkin. For the ridges pumpkin, place a spoonful of candy coating on the top of the apple and push down using your spoon. Continue all around the apple until covered. Place on a new sheet of Pam sprayed wax paper and place in the fridge to set.

7. Trim your freezer bag down by the stem. Add a green ribbon for a little something extra.

I think both versions are delightful. I think next time I will add a little cinnamon sugar sprinkled over the candy coat for some added flavor and texture.

Add a little treat bag around the apple and they make a great little gift!

Don’t forget to go link up your autumn projects over on Gwenny Penny!

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  1. says

    Yummy! There really is something about caramel apples that I just can’t get enough of. Yours turned out darling. Whenever I make some, the caramel ends up being a hard rock mess. Maybe I should try using your instructions next time :)

  2. says

    OH MY GOSH…that’s just dangerous!!! I love caramel apples and I love how you packaged those cuties!!! Very creative! Thanks for letting me join you this month on POV! I really had a great time!

  3. says

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!! My daughter’s 16th birthday is on Halloween and I have been racking my brain to come up with teenage friendly activities for her party. I thought of doing caramel apples, but that idea seemed kind of tired and a little bit too young. The addition of the melting candy to make pumpkins seems like the perfect trick. Thank you SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!


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