Chocolate-Dipped Caramel Apple Pops

After my post on Wednesday, I know a lot of you were expecting a pot roast recipe today 🙂 Thank you so much for all of the kind words, in the blog comments, on social media, and everywhere else.  We sure do love this community we have here and you have all been so kind.  I have read every single comment on my last post and wish I could thank everyone personally.  Muah!  

Now, let’s talk about caramel apples.  And how I can’t figure out why we tend to limit the bulk of consumption of them to 1-2 months out of the year.  It’s not like pumpkin that tends to be a very seasonal commodity.  We always have apples, and we always have caramel.  So we really should always have caramel apples.

Melted Caramel

Most people know that the very best way to eat a caramel apple is to slice it up into wedges first.  But you can’t keep the wedges around long (like to serve at a party, for example) because they turn brown.  They also cause sticky fingers.

A couple of weeks ago I received a darling and delicious Edible Arrangement from some sweet friends of mine, and included in the arrangement were what appeared to be chocolate covered apples.  Upon closer inspection (and a big bite) I realized they were chocolate-covered caramel apples, sprinkled with sea salt.  And they were magnificent.  And I thought it was such a brilliant idea because not only is chocolate and caramel and apple an amazing flavor combo, it was the perfect way to capture the illusive caramel apple slice in a way that is not only clean and tidy to eat, but in a way that keeps it fresh and makes it perfect for gifting or partying.  You can’t really “gift” someone one slice of apple, that would be weird.  But a chocolate covered caramel apple slice on a stick?  Drool-worthy.

Dipping Caramel

So then, step one: dip some apples.  These are Honeycrisp apples we brought home from Washington on our recent trip there.  And I’m using my favorite block of Peter’s Caramel from Orson Gygi   

caramel dipped apples

You will want to let the caramel set completely and preferably harden in the fridge.  Once it’s firm, slice and core the apple.

sliced caramel apples

And pop it on to a medium-sized wooden skewer.

skewered caramel apple

Dunk each slice in melted chocolate (super easy because they’re on sticks)

dipping apples in chocolate

and then lay then down to firm up.

cooling chocolate dipped apples

At this point you can sprinkle on some sea salt, or toffee bits, or sprinkles, or whatever.  I went for a white chocolate drizzle.

white chocolate drizzled apples

You can place them in the fridge to speed up the chocolate hardening and then they are ready do go.  Cutest little decadent treat ever.  Great for a party or a little gift or just for snacking. 

Chocolate-Dipped Caramel Apple Pops from Our Best Bites

And fantastic (in terms of messy caramel apples in general) for little kiddos, too.

Kid friendly caramel apple pops!

These are super easy to make, and also rather quick!  We have a yummy homemade caramel recipe here, or if you’d like that loaf of Peter’s Caramel, find it here!  

Chocolate-Dipped Caramel Apple Pops

An easy and delicious way to serve caramel apple slices!

Ingredients

  • apples
  • caramel
  • chocolate chips (any kind), melted
  • medium-length wooden skewers

Instructions

  1. Skewer apples and dip in caramel. Place in fridge until caramel is firm and then slice and core apples. Skewer each slice and dip in melted chocolate. Place on a silicone mat or parchment and leave to set up. Sprinkle with sea salt, sprinkles, toffee, candies, etc. as desired.

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26 comments

  1. I love caramel apples! I made them once many years ago and although it came out delicious, it was a mess. This method looks easy and much cleaner! On a side note, I love how the website takes you to where you left off when you click to continue reading. You don’t know how frustrating it is to read through trying to find where you left off. Kudos for a very thoughtful website design.

    1. I know! Caramel loaf! Does that mean I can have a slice for breakfast with my scrambled eggs? Or cut two slices and make a chocolate chip sandwich for lunch?

  2. I have seen the apples dipped in caramel sauce then dipped in chocolate and rolled in nuts and when set cut up. Yum!

  3. Brilliant! This is why we love you so much. And lots of other reasons, too, but anything with caramel moves very quickly to the top of all my lists.

  4. These look awesome! Will for sure be trying these! I am making your old fashioned chocolate layer cake this weekend. I can’t find dutch processed cocoa. Will Hershey’s Special Dark blend work?

  5. I love this idea, however I wasn’t able to get the chocolate to stay on the apple. What is the trick?

    1. That’s strange- usually caramel doesn’t stick to wet apple, which is why this is a great remedy (dipping the whole apple, where the caramel will stick to the peel) and then dipping. Maybe it was the type of chocolate you used?

  6. what if we don’t want to spend $16.99 plus whatever it costs for shipping for a five pound loaf of caramel?
    don’t you have a homemade caramel recipe????? i really do not want to pay 16.99 plus shipping cost for a 5 lb loaf of caramel. i do not think it is worth it at all.
    please let me know.
    Thank you.
    Have a good day

  7. Literally can not navigate your site without being bombarded with spam, ads, directed to another site, or taken to my App Store to download some random app. When I have to come back 10 times to attempt a glance at a recipe I give up. Beyond annoying.

    1. That should not be the case (and isn’t for most of our users.) Try clearing out your cache and we’ll send a note to our ad manager. Thanks!

  8. How long would you say these past refrigerated? It’s Thursday evening now and I need them to last for an event Saturday night and Sunday morning? If covered completely in chocolate and caramel do you think they will last?

  9. Great idea but the chocolate slid off the cut side of the apple. What brand of chocolate chips do you use (I used Guittard) and did you add anything to it?

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