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Caramel Apple Pops Are Your New Favorite Fall Treat

Learn how to make delicious candy apples on a stick – ie., my famous caramel apple lollipops! These caramel apple pops are perfect for fall and you can customize with the toppings of your choice.

Delicious Fall Treat: Caramel Apple Pops

One of my favorite treats to eat in the fall growing up was candy apples. I really didn’t care what kind of candy was used. I wanted them all. So it was natural for me to whip up these caramel apple lollipops!

Candy Apple Lollipops

These candy apple lollipops are great for portion control if you want something sweet but don’t want to commit to a huge dessert. They are also perfect for little hands to hold.

They aren’t as overwhelmingly sweet as a typical candy apple, either. I think the size of these caramel apple pops is just perfect.

Before we dive into the caramel apple pops,  I wanted to answer a few questions I get asked frequently about this recipe. If you want to read them, keep going – otherwise scroll down to get the recipe card.

Types of Apples to Use

There are so many varieties of apples that I’ve been asked more than a few times which type would be best for these caramel apple lollipops. I like an apple that compliments the caramel and chocolate versus competes with it.

I believe that Fujis or Galas have that perfect firm crunch that I look for in my apples. The Fujis are somewhat tart and the Galas are somewhat sweet.

I like Jazz apples too – they are crunchy and sweet. They are a cross breed of apple that I just don’t see that often.

As far as Granny Smith – that’s mouth puckering to me. But if you like cheek squeezing-ly tart, go for the Grannys!

Learn how to make delicious candy apples on a stick. These caramel apple pops are perfect for fall and you can customize with the toppings of your choice!

Keeping Apples from Browning

One thing I recommend doing is taking preventative measures to keep your apples from browning.

No one wants to eat a caramel apple pop with brown around the edges, especially if these are for a party.

First of all, you need to cut your apples with a sharp knife. This does less damage to the apple cells (getting scientific here) and the longer your apples will stay true to their color. Then, you can also choose one of these options:

  • Brush the slices in lemon or orange juice. Anything with citric acid will slow the reaction
  • Soak in salt water (Monica of The Yummy Life suggests soaking in a mixture of 1/2  teaspoon of salt per quart of water, for about 3-5 minutes)
  • Soak in ginger ale or Sprite – or another soda with citric acid

Any of these methods will make your apple pops last for several hours; long enough to keep looking attractive on the table at a Halloween shindig.

Are you ready to get the recipe for these caramel apple lollipops? Keep reading!

Caramel Apple Pops

Ingredients

  • Apple(s)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Caramels
  • Sprinkles
  • Milk chocolate chips or chunks
  • Candy corn (optional/use any topping you’d like)

Directions

Supplies to make caramel apple lollipops

Wash and dry your apples. Take a sharp knife and cut it into halves, stem side up. Using a melon baller, scoop out the seeds and harsh flesh from the middle of each apple half.

Pouring melted caramel into apples

Take a handful of the caramel candies and place in a microwaveable bowl. Add 1 tsp of water and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

Stir really well and with a teaspoon, scoop some caramel into the center of each apple half. Place your caramel apple lollipops in the refrigerator for about five minutes, or until the caramel hardens.

Add about a cup of chocolate chips or chunks into a microwaveable bowl and heat for about 60 seconds, stirring once 30 seconds in.

Dip the apples into the chocolate and then coat with your topping of choice. The colorful sprinkles are perfect for kids!

Place the caramel apple pops on wax paper to cool. Puncture each one with a lollipop stick and refrigerate for about 5 minutes or until chocolate hardens. Then remove and enjoy!

Yield: 8 treats

Caramel Apple Pops

Delicious Fall Treat: Caramel Apple Pops

Learn how to make delicious candy apples on a stick. These caramel apple pops are perfect for fall and you can customize with the toppings of your choice!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 apple(s)
  • 6 caramels
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry your apples. Take a sharp knife and cut it into halves, stem side up. Using a melon baller, scoop out the seeds and harsh flesh from the middle of each apple half.
  2. Take a handful of the caramel candies and place in a microwaveable bowl. Add 1 tsp of water and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir really well and with a teaspoon, scoop some caramel into the center of each apple half. Place the apples in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes until caramel hardens.
  3. Add about a cup of chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl and heat for about 60 seconds, stirring once 30 seconds in. Dip the apples into the chocolate and then coat with your topping of choice.
  4. Place the caramel apple pops on wax paper to cool. Puncture each one with a lollipop stick and refrigerate for about 5 minutes or until chocolate hardens. Then remove and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition facts are calculated for ingredients shown. Any optional toppings you add will need to be added to the calculation.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 snack

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g

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The only thing I would do differently next time is add the sticks into the apple after I scoop out the middle, and then fill in with the caramel.

That way it’s easier to insert the stick and the caramel will stay in better. Either way, it’s all gooey and delicious!

If you enjoyed this fall treat, you might like enjoy our frosted caramel apple cookie recipe. They are perfect for autumn as well.

This delicious caramel apple cookie recipe has the best flavors of fall packed into one amazing cookie. They are so rich and moist - you'll love them!

Photography by Patty from The PKP Way

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Dian57

Friday 31st of August 2018

Looks great. May I suggest you dip the cut apples in some diluted lemon juice to keep them from browning too quickly?

Paige

Sunday 18th of October 2015

Oh yum! These apples look amazing!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/