13 Caramel Apples with a Twist

Creative toppings put a sweet spin on this juicy fall fruit. Start with a basic caramel apple then sprinkle on one of these irresistible combinations.

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    Basic Caramel Apples

    To make enough caramel for 8 apples:
    -- Unwrap two 14-ounce packages of vanilla caramels.
    -- Melt in a small saucepan over low heat with 2 tablespoons of water; stirring frequently.
    -- Dip apple in hot caramel, spooning caramel over the apple.
    -- Cool 30 minutes on buttered foil.

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    Red Hot

    Dip in: Red cinnamon candies

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    Nutty Crunch

    Dip in: Peanuts, salted or honey roasted

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    White Stripes

    Dip in: White chocolate (melted)

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    Peanut Butter Banana

    Dip in: Banana chips, drizzle of smooth peanut butter

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    Double Chocolate

    Dip in: Milk and dark chocolates (melted)

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    Coconut Pecan Crisp

    Dip in: Chopped pecans (toasted), shaved coconut (toasted)

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    Apple Spice

    Dip in: Apple pie spice or chili powder (dusting)

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    Candied Apple

    Dip in: Toffee chocolate bar (crushed)

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    Trail Mix

    Dip in: Granola cereal, candy-coated milk chocolate pieces

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    Sweet Orange

    Dip in: Orange zest (coarsely shredded), drizzle of honey

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    Nutty Caramel Apples

    Classic caramel apples are a delight to makeā€”and eat. This recipe is perfect with your favorite toppings like toffee, pretzels, or chocolate candies.

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    Dark Chocolate Dipped Apples

    The rich chocolate and chopped nuts in this recipe perfectly compliment the flavors of tart apples like Braeburns or Fujis.

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