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Easy Caramel Apple Slices – The Perfect Fall Treat

When I think about fall I think about caramel and apples. If that is your favorite thing too then these caramel apple slices are so good!  I’ve got the perfect fall treat that can be used for after school snacks or anytime!

Easy Caramel Apple Slices Recipe

These easy caramel apple slices are even great for Halloween parties! Nothing says FALL more than apples and caramel. Plus it brings the candy apples feel without all the messiness. Traditional caramel apple treats are just so good!

These treats are so good and tasty. They are great for a Halloween party or any fall themed activity! The hardest part is probably peeling the apples, but you can always buy pre-sliced apples if you don’t want to take the time to do it.

Fall beckons the return of cozy sweaters, crisp air, and the delightful crunch of apples. Elevate your apple-eating experience with our delectable Caramel Apple Slices. These treats combine the sweetness of Honey Crisp apples with creamy caramel, crowned with crunchy honey roasted peanuts. Ideal for gatherings, snacking, or those special moments.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Simpler Serving: Slices are easier to eat and share than whole caramel apples.
  • Versatility: Perfect for various toppings, letting your creativity shine.
  • The Perfect Bite: The crisp apple, soft caramel, and crunchy peanuts are a delightful trio.

What ingredients do you need for this easy snack?

Why Each Ingredient is Needed in Caramel Apple Slices Recipe

1. Honey Crisp Apples:

  • Taste: Honey Crisp apples are renowned for their perfect balance of sweetness and tartness, which complements the rich flavor of caramel.
  • Texture: They offer a juicy and crisp bite, providing a fresh counterbalance to the creamy caramel.
  • Structure: When sliced, these apples have a sturdy enough texture to hold onto the caramel and additional toppings without becoming mushy.

2. Caramel Bits (for melting):

  • Flavor: Caramel provides a rich, buttery, and sweet coating, which is the hallmark of this treat.
  • Consistency: When melted, the caramel becomes a smooth and adhesive coating for the apple slices, ensuring the toppings stick effectively.
  • Aesthetic: The glossy finish of melted caramel gives the apple slices an appetizing and inviting look.

3. Honey Roasted Peanuts (chopped):

  • Taste: The honey roasted peanuts add a touch of salty-sweetness, elevating the overall flavor profile and complementing the sweetness of the apple and caramel.
  • Crunch: Chopped peanuts introduce a crunchy texture, which contrasts beautifully with the smooth caramel and the crisp apple.
  • Nutrition: Peanuts provide a dose of protein, making the treat a tad more wholesome.

4. Lollipop Sticks:

  • Practicality: They make holding and eating the caramel apple slices more manageable, especially for events or on-the-go snacking.
  • Presentation: Lollipop sticks give the apple slices a professional and fun appearance, making them more appealing, especially to kids.
  • Cleanliness: They keep fingers clean and free from sticky caramel, ensuring a neater eating experience.


Can I use a different apple variety? Yes, but Honey Crisp apples offer a sweet-tart balance that beautifully complements the caramel.

How do I prevent the apple slices from browning? A lemon juice and water mixture can help reduce browning.

I used Honey crisp apples but granny smith apples work too…they are perfect for baking because they hold their shape and aren’t too juicy.

These treats would also be great with Popsicle sticks in them as handles (for kids) or you could even place 2 slice apples end to end and make a whole line of caramel/apple towers!

Tips & Tricks

  • Dry apples thoroughly before dipping to ensure caramel adherence.
  • Gently warm the caramel for a flawless, easy dip.


  • Chocolate Drizzle: A melt-in-the-mouth touch with melted dark or white chocolate.
  • Coconut Flair: Shredded coconut adds a tropical zest.
  • Spicy Kick: A sprinkle of chili powder introduces a surprising warmth.

Where to Serve

  • Fall Gatherings: An essential for autumn celebrations or Halloween festivities.
  • Kids’ Birthdays: Always a favorite among the younger crowd.
  • Picnics: A neat, portable alternative to whole caramel apples.


Refrigerate on parchment paper to avoid sticking. Best enjoyed within 2 days for optimal texture and taste.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Caramel Sliding Off: Ensure the apple slice isn’t too wet or juicy.
  • Too Thick Caramel: Gradual heating and consistent stirring yield the right consistency.
  • Slices Browning: Use the lemon-water method or consume shortly after preparation.

Making This Recipe With Kids

  • Encourage kids to choose their toppings!
  • Always oversee the caramel heating and dipping stages.
  • Organize a decorating corner for their slice customizations.


This recipe is super simple but just so good. My kids loved it. It’s a little healthy and a little naughty, I am all about balance here folks! You will be slicing the apples and letting the caramel set perfectly.

It’s one of those great fall recipes that you will make over and over. Instead of peanut butter you will be adding honey roasted peanuts on top. It’s a better way to enjoy and less messy.

These caramel apple slices are super easy to make and a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Kids and adults alike will love them and you will be whipping these up all fall long!

You won’t need any paper towel or parchment paper for these treat. Some people use chocolate chips but for this one we are using melted caramel for caramel sauce.

If you plan on having any fall gatherings this year, be sure to have these on the menu. They are also perfect after school treats.

The combination of the caramel and the apples is just so good and irresistable. It’s also a great way to celebrate Halloween! It’s a fun fall treat that is so much fun to make with kids.

Are you a fan of fall treats? Do you go crazy (like me) with all of the pumpkin and apple recipes? This is a great treat to bring over when you have friends coming over or if you just want a treat for the family that is easy to whip up.

You will want to eat the entire caramel apple yourself! It’s definitely one of my family’s favorite fall treats . These adorable caramel apple slices won’t last long!

Not only are these slices easy to make, but you probably have most of the ingredients on hand. This is a great recipe for when you get a craving for something sweet and decadent, but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

Since it’s apple season, grab your favorite toppings and dive into this caramel apple slices recipe and enjoy this fun treat! This easy recipe can be a great party dish and it’s the best way to celebrate fall.

Topping Options

  • Mini Chocolate Chips: For that extra chocolate burst.
  • Sprinkles: Make every bite vibrant and fun.
  • Crushed Cookies: A harmonious blend of caramel and cookie goodness.

Relish every bite of these caramel apple slices, a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Whether reminiscing on childhood memories or crafting new ones, this recipe promises delight. Enjoy!

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Easy Caramel Apple Slices - The Perfect Fall Treat
Yield: 6-8 slices

Easy Caramel Apple Slices - The Perfect Fall Treat

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These yummy fall treat are so delicious and easy to make! These caramel apple slices are so good!


  • 2 honey crisp apples
  • 1 bag caramel bits (for melting)
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts; chopped
  • lollipop sticks


  1. Wash and slice the apples width wise just thick enough to put a lollipop stick in. Do this for both apples.
  2. Melt the caramel bits per the directions on the bag. I did thi via the microwave version as it takes just minutes.
  3. Place the lollipop sticks in the apples. Dip into the caramel and set aside.
  4. Chop peanuts and sprinkle the nuts over the caramel apples while caramel is still wet.


Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 136Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 67mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 3gSugar 11gProtein 4g

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