16 Delicious Caramel Apple Toppings

When it comes to the holiday season, there’s really nothing that we love indulging in more than caramel apples. They’re honestly the perfect treat, juicy, sweet, and indulgently rich.

But, eating the same old caramel topping each time can get tedious, so why not spice things up and try something a little different?

16 Delicious Caramel Apple Toppings

If you’ve been on the hunt for some fun toppings to experiment with for your apples, we’ve got you covered.

Simply keep reading below as we take a look at some of the very best.

1. Apple Pie Caramel Apple

If you want to take your regular old caramel apples to new heights, why not try this delicious apple pie caramel apple recipe.

This one has the regular caramel sauce that you know and love, as well as being rolled in crushed ginger snaps.

This one makes us feel all of the fall vibes, as it’s topped with lots of white chocolate drizzles, and a pinch of cinnamon.

2. Chocolate Caramel Apples

Calling all chocolate lovers, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you. If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect chocolate caramel apple, then look no further than this recipe.

It has the delicious caramel sauce that we know and love, but with lots of ooey gooey milk and white chocolate drizzled on top. Honestly, what could be better?

3. Peanut Butter Caramel Apples

If you’re a lover of all things sweet and salty, then you should most definitely consider making these caramel apples this holiday season.

They are traditional caramel apples that have been topped with lots of sweet chocolate, nuts, and peanut butter cups.

In addition to this, they also look super indulgent and aesthetically pleasing.

4. Ultimate Caramel Apples

If you want a caramel apple that’s truly indulgent, then we’d recommend this recipe. It reminds us of oreo cookies, as they’re topped with a cookies and cream mixture that’s simply to die for.

You’ll feel like you’re indulging in your favorite ice cream with these caramel apples, but minus the calories!

5. Gourmet Caramel Apples

Want to make your regular old caramel apples a little fancier? You can elevate your favorite recipe with this one. It includes lots of different flavors and toppings that you’ll absolutely adore.

These range from chopped nuts, to drizzle chocolate, graham crackers, and plenty of crushed oreos. You can completely customize this one to suit your personal tastes.

6. Classic Caramel Apples

Sometimes you can’t beat the good old classics. This classic caramel apple recipe shows you how to get the recipe right each and every time.

It has the perfect level of gooeyness and thickness that creates the most delicious sauce imaginable.

This one will become a staple recipe to return to each year.

7. White Chocolate Caramel Apples

If you’re a lover of all things sweet, then chances are that you absolutely adore white chocolate.

This recipe takes some super sweet white chocolate and drizzles it over a fresh green apple. The contrast between slightly sour and sweet is absolutely to die for.

In addition, we absolutely love how they’ve piped little pumpkin faces on the apples themselves!

8. Sweet Spiced Caramel Apples

If you absolutely adore fall spices, then this is the perfect caramel apple recipe for you. It contains a whole host of different fall flavors, including cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

As well as this, the base is also incredibly thick and creamy, as it contains lots of corn syrup and butter.

9. S’more Caramel Apple

Why not relieve a childhood classic with this s’mores caramel apple recipe? It uses lots of ooey gooey marshmallows that are melted then drizzled with lots of chocolate.

They’re then rolled in lots of crushed graham crackers that make it a perfectly indulgent treat.

10. M & M’s Caramel Apple

If you love M & M’s, why not incorporate them into your caramel apples this year. All you need to do is follow this recipe, then enjoy indulging in one of your favorite chocolatey treats.

Enjoy decorating them in a rainbow pattern, or simply arrange them in a gloriously haphazard manner. Either way, these will taste absolutely delicious.

11. Snickers Caramel Apple

This caramel apple truly makes us feel as though we’re indulging in a snickers bar.

This one isn’t technically a caramel apple, but rather incorporates big chunks of apple into a delicious, caramel, snickers sauce.

This dessert is truly to die for, and uses all of your favorite ingredients combined into one sweet salad.

12. Bourbon Cinnamon Pecan Apples

Who said that caramel apples were just for kids? This caramel apple recipe actually adds some liquor into the mix, and hey, we’re not complaining because they’re absolutely delicious.

Simply, dip and roll these into some deliciously sweet pecans, and you’ve got yourself the perfect Friday night treat.

13. Healthy Caramel Apples

If you’re trying to shed a few pounds, but you don’t want to miss out on your favorite holiday treats, then we’ve got you covered.

You don’t need to give up your favorite caramel apples this year with this recipe.

It shows you how to take the traditional caramel apple recipe, and turn it into a healthier version. You honestly won’t notice the difference with this delicious recipe.

14. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Apples

Who knew that cookie dough could work so well on caramel apples, we certainly didn’t until we found this delicious recipe.

All you have to do is make the classic caramel sauce, then grab some store bought cookie dough and roll it around your apples.

15. Butterscotch Caramel Apples

If you’re a lover of butterscotch, then this recipe shows you how to take your favorite sauce, and combine it into your caramel apple recipe.

In addition to this, it takes chunks of butterfingers and rolls them around your apple for some added crunch.

16. Skeleton Caramel Apples

If you want to make something super fun this holiday season, why not make these magical creations?

You’ll be the star mom this year with these fun and tasty treats. Black, white, and green, these apples combine some of our favorite halloween colors and create an incredibly vibrant treat.

Finish these off with a few little green bows and you’re good to go!

Are There Any Greek Cookies That Can Be Topped with Caramel Apple Toppings?

Yes, there are traditional greek cookies that can be topped with caramel apple toppings. These cookies, often called kourabiedes, are buttery and crumbly, making them the perfect base for flavorful toppings. Adding caramel apple toppings to these cookies adds a delightful sweetness and a hint of tartness, creating a mouthwatering treat with a Greek twist.

Final Thoughts

To sum up, there are a whole host of different toppings that you can choose for your apples that aren’t limited to caramel.

Whether you’re in the mood for something chocolatey, or something nutty, there’s something for everyone in this list. Simply take a look above and choose a few to experiment with.

Frequently Asked Questions

Now that we’ve taken a look at some of the very best caramel apple toppings out there, we can move on to discuss some frequently asked questions some of you had. To find out more, simply keep reading below.

How Can I Keep The Caramel from Sliding Off Of My Caramel Apples?

When it came to frequently asked questions regarding caramel apples, this was the top question asked by you. How do you keep the caramel from sliding off of your apples?

This is a common problem when it comes to making the perfect caramel apples, as the sauce often seems to slide off after you’ve rolled them. There is a way, however, that you can reduce the amount of caramel that drips onto the plate.

The best way to prevent your caramel from sliding is to immediately place them in the refrigerator after you’re done rolling them. This will help them to set properly and not become overly runny.

Another thing you can do to prevent the mixture from gliding off is to add some extra, dry items to the apple on top of the caramel. This could be something as simple as some chocolate chips. This will help to keep the caramel in place.

How Do You Make Caramel Stick To Apples?

If you want to make sure that your apples have the best chance of adhering to caramel, there are some steps you can take. One of the main things that you should do is to soak your apples in water first.

Make sure that the water is super cool, and this will in turn help the caramel to cool at a quicker rate too. After you’ve done this, splash on a touch of vinegar too.

What Apples Are Best For Caramel Apples?

There is not one correct answer for this question, as the apples that you use are completely dependent on personal preference. If you want an overall sweeter taste, then opt for some red apples.

Traditionally, however, green apples such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Fuji are used for this sweet treat. The tanginess of the green apples can help to counterbalance the sweet flavors of the apple nicely.

Are Caramel Apples A Healthy Snack?

When it comes to nutrition, caramel apples actually make quite a healthy snack. The apples provide you with lots of antioxidants, fiber and protein. The caramel also has nutritional benefits too, and has been shown to have antioxidant properties when consumed in small amounts. 

We’re not saying that these should be consumed often or regularly, but as far as sweet treats go, they’re really not that bad. The typical caramel apple will contain around 160 calories in total, making them a great treat if you’re trying to lose weight.

16 Delicious Caramel Apple Toppings

16 Delicious Caramel Apple Toppings

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