Easy Caramel Apple Recipe

I’ve always wanted to make my own caramel apples. They’re fun, they’re tasty, and they’re one of the best parts of fall. Well, this new addition to Recipe4Living is a recipe for the perfect caramel apples with a healthy twist! Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not calling these bad boys healthy, but they do incorporate trail mix into their outer caramel glaze. When was the last time you had a caramel apple with raisins and nuts?

See the recipe after the jump!

On The Trail Caramel Apples


6 Granny Smith apples
6 wooden sticks
1 14-oz. pkg. individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
2 Tbs. water
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 C. trail mix
1 C. semisweet chocolate chips


Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased aluminum foil. Combine caramels and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until caramel melts and is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Dip each apple into the caramel and gently run apples around insides of saucepan to scrape off some of the caramel. Scrape excess caramel from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan. Spread the trail mix out on a dinner plate. Roll the apples in the mixture to coat. Place on the aluminum foil and chill. Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over the apples and return them to the refrigerator until ready to serve.

More Caramel Apple Recipes:
Caramel Apples
Chewy Caramel Apples
Blue Ribbon Caramel Apples

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  • http://fortheloveofcooking-recipes.blogspot.com/ Pam

    These look amazing. I love a good caramel apple. Nicely done.

  • http://agoodappetite.blogspot.com kat

    always a fall treat!

  • http://Richlandgourmetapples.com Wendy McCarthy

    Your idea is a good one, but if you decide you do not want to make them yourself, try http://www.richlandgourmetapples.com, they are indeed good to the core.

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