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Sweet and Salty Caramel Apples Recipe

Sweet and Salty Caramel Apples

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"Sweet, salty and chocolaty are a great combination to have with Granny Smith Apples. Try these treats at your next Fall gathering."

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  1. Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased aluminum foil.
  2. Combine caramels and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until caramel melts and is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Dip each apple into the caramel and gently run apples around insides of saucepan to scrape off some of the caramel. Scrape excess caramel from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan. Place on the aluminum foil. Sprinkle lightly with the coarse salt and chill.
  3. Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over the apples and return them to the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 26, 2008

Great combo with the salt and the sweet sugary caramel. These are different from the usual and looked pretty too. Only you have to work fast because the caramel hardens and the salt wouldn't stick. I dipped all apples first then did the salt, and the chocolate last, but like I said the salt didn't stick and I kind of had to press the pieces into the caramel. These are even better tasting than the plain caramel apples. If you like the contrast of sweet/salty you'll like these. Thanks for the great idea!!! I had so much fun making these.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2010

This is soooo much better rolled in pretzel pieces than just plain coarse salt. The pretzels paired with the chocolate and caramel made these wonderful!


13 Ratings

Oct 08, 2009

Hands down, most DELICIOUS way to eat a caramel apple. The combo of sweet, crunchy, tart, salty is to die for. We prefer to omit the chocolate. You really just need to strategically place a few large grains of the salt on the caramel. That is A LOT of salt on the apples that are pictured. Fleur de sel is always a treat, if you have it. And always use a tart variety apple, NEVER Red Delicious.

Oct 10, 2006

It was better than I expected. I'm a classic carmel apple guy, this was a nice variation.

Oct 20, 2009

Good caramel apples but I suggest much less salt on the ingredients list. All you need is a couple pieces per apple. I wasn't thinking and made the mistake of using dark chocolate chips and they just don't work with the sweet, salty, and tart of the apples. I bet these are great with semi-sweet chips.

Oct 28, 2007

I tried these and they are wonderful! I added crushed almonds.

Nov 02, 2009

I normally love salty sweet combo's but this one didn't do it for me. I found the tart/salty/sweet combo to be strange in this case.

Oct 23, 2009

We used this recipe and loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 445 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 85.1 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 1485 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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