Apple Pie Caramel Apples

A favorite of ours for sure! Caramel, vanilla candy coating, and cinnamon graham crackers — all topped with cinnamon sugar. This is a treat for any time of the year.

25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time


  • 4 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 4 wooden sticks
  • 50 unwrapped high quality caramels (such as Werther’s Chewy Caramels)
  • 2 tablespoons Crystal heavy cream
  • 1 0.5 lb. vanilla candy coating (such as Candiquik brand)
  • 7 to 8 cinnamon graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon

Products used

  • Heavy Whipping Cream


  • Step 1

    Wash the apples under hot water to get off any wax coating, then dry thoroughly removing as much wax as possible. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Set the apples stem side up, and push the sticks down into the apple cores; set aside.
  • Step 2

    Place caramels and cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until caramel is melted and smooth, about 1½ -2 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Hold apple by the stick over the bowl and spoon caramel over the apple. Allow the caramel to run down the apple and scrape bottom to remove excess caramel.
  • Step 4

    Refrigerate the apples until set, at least 10 minutes. The apples can be made and stored in the refrigerator up to 1 day in advance.
  • Step 5

    Heat candy coating according to package directions. Remove apples from refrigerator and dip each in the vanilla candy coating, allow to set for a few seconds. When coating has slightly set, roll the bottom half in cinnamon graham cracker crumbs. Sprinkle entire apple with cinnamon and sugar and set aside. Repeat with remaining apples.