Salted Caramel Apples & Chocolate Recipe

A sprinkling of sea salt and a bit of chocolate turns Caramel Apples into an extravagant dessert. Easy to make and fun to mix up toppings for. Enjoy a perfect fall treat with these Salted Caramel Apples and chocolate!

It is Halloween week, can you believe it?! October is always such a busy month for us, so Halloween always sneaks up quickly. Elijah has his costume picked out and Sammy has decided that he wants to wear the same robot costume as last year (this boy does NOT like change).

Pumpkins have been carved, the corn maze has been visited and caramel apples have been made. This year we went all out on the caramel apples. We made SALTED CHOCOLATE CARAMEL APPLES! The version of caramel apples that will bring you to your knees. I am resisting a trip to the kitchen as I type. HELP!

It is Halloween week, can you believe it?! October is always such a busy month for us, so Halloween always sneaks up quickly. Elijah has his costume picked out and Sammy has decided that he wants to wear the same robot costume as last year (this boy does NOT like change).

Pumpkins have been carved, the corn maze has been visited and caramel apples have been made. This year we went all out on the caramel apples. We made SALTED CHOCOLATE CARAMEL APPLES! The version of caramel apples that will bring you to your knees. I am resisting a trip to the kitchen as I type. HELP!

STEP 2

Pour an 11-oz. bag of caramel bits along with 2 tablespoons of water into a microwave-safe large bowl. 

Heat the bowl in the microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring after each interval) until the caramel is completely melted and free of lumps.

STEP 3

Dip the apples into the melted caramel, turning until thoroughly coated. Place the caramel apples onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Cut away the "caramel puddle" from the bottoms of the apples (enjoy the excess caramel before the kids see!).

Place a new sheet of wax paper onto a different baking sheet and coat generously with cooking spray.

STEP 4

Pour a 10-oz. bag of dark chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Use GOOD quality chocolate for the best results.

Heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring after each interval) until the chocolate is completely melted and free of lumps.

Dip the caramel apples a third of the way up the apple into the melted chocolate, turning until coated.

Sprinkle sea salt generously over the surface of each apple. Place onto the prepared baking sheet and place back into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Serve at room temperature or chilled; sliced into sections or whole.

RECIPE TIPS

  • Chopped peanuts are an excellent topping!

  • You will not be able to resist these! Happy week of Halloween!

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE

  • A rich creamy caramely sauce is yours for caramel apples, ice cream or any baked desserts!

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Salted Chocolate Caramel Apples

A sprinkling of sea salt and a bit of chocolate turn caramel apples into an extravagant dessert!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Oct 28, 2013

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Serves: 4-6

Total time: 1 hr

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Ingredients:

  • 6 medium apples, washed and dried completely
  • 11-oz. bag caramel bits (or caramel squares unwrapped)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 10-oz. bag dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
Instructions:
  1. Through the stems, puncture each apple with a popsicle or cookie stick. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and coat generously with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Pour the caramel bits and the water into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring after each) until the caramel is melted and free of lumps. Dip the apples into the melted caramel, turning until coated. Place the caramel apples onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Cut away the “caramel puddle” from the bottom of each apple. Place wax paper onto another baking sheet and coat generously with cooking spray. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring after each) until the chocolate is melted and free of lumps.
  4. Dip the caramel apples into the melted chocolate, turning until coated. Sprinkle sea salt evenly over the surface of each apple. Place onto the prepared baking sheet and place back in the fridge for 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature or chilled, sliced into sections or whole.