Caramel Apples

Oh my word! I have a recipe for you! Okay… so you know those caramel apples you see in display cases of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. You know the ones you cannot resist and you buy every. single. time.

Well… I wanted to make my own. This isn’t a copy cat recipe per say… it is just a great caramel apple recipe!! I don’t know if you could actually copy their apples they are that good!

But these Caramel Apples…are just as good I promise!!

As you can see… I made several different kinds but they are all fantastic!

I will share with you my favorite tips and tricks in making these amazing apples!

Here is the recipe…

Caramel Apples

By Carrie Perrins

*adapted from Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2003

  • 6 granny smith apples
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 4 ounces premium white baking chocolate, melted
  • litehouse old-fashioned caramel dip


1. Wash and dry your apples.

2. Remove the stems.

3. Insert a wooden craft stick into stem end of each apple.

4. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

5. Place bittersweet chocolate in a glass bowl, microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until melted, stirring every 3o seconds.

5. Working with 1 apple at a time, using a spoon, drizzle chocolate all over the apple, using about 2 tsp. of the chocolate. Set on wax paper.

6. Place white baking chocolate in a separate bowl, microwave on HIGH for 1 minute or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.

7. Repeat process with white chocolate. Set on wax paper.

8. Place caramel dip in a separate bowl, microwave on HIGH for 1 minute, or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Fill a ziplock baggie or other frosting method with the caramel.

9. Working with 1 apple at a time, drizzle caramel over apples.

10. Chill apples until ready to serve, at least a couple of hours.

*** You can add whatever embellishments that you would like… sprinkles, nuts, m&m’s, etc.

Here are my tips and tricks...

Okay… so the trick to these apples is the drizzle. It does not have to be perfect. Its kinda like a Jackson Pollock piece of art!

I think granny smith apples work the best. They are a tart apple!

Also… you MUST use bittersweet chocolate. Dark or milk chocolate will not do the trick. They will not taste the same.  Also… do not use white chocolate chips… again it will not taste the same.

The bittersweet, white chocolate, and caramel is the perfect combo!

The longer they set in the fridge the better.

I tried to cut mine with an apple cutter… and it peeled the chocolate right off the apple. You might just want to eat it whole! I did cut mine into pieces and add the chocolate in my bite. I couldn’t pass up the chocolate!!

When you purchase a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Caramel Apple… which is your favorite??

For me… it is a hard choice… the snickers is definitely a favorite… but I will take anyone of them drizzled in chocolate!!! I couldn’t resist taking like a 100 pictures of these beautiful apples. They were so fun to shoot!! 

How about those farms or fairs that you attend every year?? They can get pretty pricey for the caramel apples. You can make them the old fashion way … at home. This recipe is definitely a prize-winning blue ribbon winner!!!!


Caramel Apples… are the perfect fall treat!


Make your own old-fashioned caramel apples. I know you want to… You can just taste the rich caramel, tart apple, and creamy chocolate. Thanks for letting me share my favorite caramel apple recipe with you!!

Enjoy those crisp autumn nights!


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