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Easy Caramel Apple Slices

These adorable caramel apple slices are easy to eat and fun for the whole family to make! Crisp apples, chewy caramel, and any festive topping you can imagine!

Decorated caramel apple slices on a sheet tray.

This post for Easy Caramel Apple Slices first appeared over at Eazy Peazy Mealz where I was a contributor.

Caramel apples just scream Fall, but….I actually hate eating them. They are so big and messy and rarely can I actually finish an entire caramel apple.

Caramel apple slices are the answer! Easy to grab and eat for me and the kids, plus they are super fun to make with your family. Caramel apple slices also make a great party dish or a fun treat for friends, I’ll even share a magic trick to keep the apples from browning too quickly.

Close-up of an apple next to caramel pieces.

I like a very tart apple since the caramel and other toppings are so sweet. Granny Smith’s are my favorite for baking and treat making because they are tart and sturdy. The apples I bought were seriously gigantic so I only used three for this whole recipe!

And if you have leftover apples you should seriously make these adorable Mummy Apple Hand Pies. SO CUTE.

Close-up of decorated easy caramel apple slices on a sheet tray.

You can use either caramel bits or individually wrapped caramels like I did. If you are using individually wrapped caramels, be sure they are fresh! If they are stale or old the caramel will be extremely tough after it is melted. If you aren’t sure, just get the caramel bits! They are easier than unwrapping all those caramels anyways. 🙂

If you are feeling super fancy and want to make your own caramel sauce, do it! It’s actually super easy. My friend Marlee over at I Just Make Sandwiches has a great Facebook Live video all about it if you need more details.

Ingredients for easy caramel apple slices.

I also melted some chocolate and almond bark for making fun designs on the caramel apple slices. This is where your creativity can run wild! Holiday-themed sprinkles are also a fun addition. When are sprinkles not a fun addition?! I used some of these same sprinkles on my pumpkin sugar cookies this week, they are so fun!

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If you are decorating with multiple people, it can take a while to get all the slices done and some of the toppings will start to solidify. To keep this from happening, I simply fill a large baking dish with a few inches of hot tap water and place the topping containers in it. This is called a “water bath” and will keep everything nice and warm and melted.

Far shot of easy caramel apples slices on a sheet tray.

If you want to deliver these cute treats to friends or bring them to a party, just brush the exposed apple with a little lemon juice and they will stay fresh for a few hours! No browning. I wouldn’t keep them overnight though. Since the apples are cut the moisture from the inside of the fruit will evaporate and cause the caramel to slide.

I hope you enjoy this fun Fall treat and make a batch with your family!

Looking for some other great Fall desserts? Try my Pumpkin Pancakes, my Homemade Apple Pie, or my Layered Pumpkin Spice Cake!

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Easy Caramel Apple Slices

These adorable caramel apple slices are easy to eat and fun for the whole family to make! Crisp apples, chewy caramel, and any festive topping you can imagine!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel apple slices, caramel apples
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 15 people
Calories 263 kcal
Author Alli

Ingredients

For the Caramel Apples

  • 5 Granny Smith apples medium sized
  • 1 pound caramel see note
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 1 lemon juiced

Optional Toppings

  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips milk chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 squares white almond bark
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • colored sprinkles

Instructions

For the Caramel Apples

  1. Slice Apples away from the core into 1-inch slices.

  2. Combine caramels and cream in a microwave-safe bowl.

  3. Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each one until microwave-safe (see note). This may take a few minutes.

  4. Dip the slices into the caramel, letting the excess drip off. Place on a lined baking sheet to set.
  5. Repeat until all the slices are coated in caramel.

  6. If you want the slices to last for a few hours (see note), brush all the exposed apple with lemon juice. 

Optional Toppings

  1. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon oil in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 15 seconds until melted.


  2. Melt milk chocolate chips with 1 teaspoon oil in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 15 seconds until melted.

  3. Melt white almond bark in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 15 seconds until melted.

  4. Drizzle over caramel-coated apple slices in any design you like!

  5. Dust with sprinkles or chopped nuts. 

Recipe Notes

If you are using individually wrapped caramels, be sure they are fresh! If they are stale or old the caramel will be extremely tough after it is melted.

I prefer how almond bark melts and spreads compared to white chocolate. It is also hard for me to find white chocolate where I live but either will work, It’s your preference.

Once the caramel and other toppings are melted, I keep them warm by placing the containers in a large baking dish filled with a couple inches of hot tap water. Keeping them in a warm water bath makes it easier to keep everything melted if decorating is taking a while.

These caramel apple slices will last for a few hours for a party or a treat delivery, but keeping them overnight isn’t recommended. Since the apples are cut, the moisture from the inside of the fruit will evaporate and cause the caramel to slide.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Caramel Apple Slices
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Potassium 153mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 36g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.2%
Vitamin C 8.2%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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These adorable caramel apple slices are easy to eat and fun for the whole family to make! Crisp apples, chewy caramel, and festive toppings! Perfect easy Halloween treats to make with the kids. Wonderful Fall gift for neighbors. #longbournfarm #caramelapples #caramelappleslices #appletreat #kidtreat #halloweentreat #easyhalloweentreat #easycaramelapples #halloweenparty

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    Alli
    October 16, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    Such a fun Fall treat to make with kids!

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