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Top Caramel Apple Recipes

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Caramel apples are hard to improve upon: chewy, rich caramel covering crunchy fresh apples is a classic combination that hits all the right notes. However, you don't have to stop there. Try topping your caramel apple with candy bars, chopped pretzels, salty nuts, or all of the above! This list of top caramel apple recipes includes the basic caramel apple--of course--but also lots of fun, delicious variations.

For more apple fun, don't miss my full list of apple candy recipes here.

1. Classic Caramel Apples

Caramel, apples, and nothing else! This caramel apple recipe uses store-bought caramels so that the creation and clean-up are quick and easy. This recipe was rated 5 stars by our users and is a great introduction to making caramel apples.

2. Chocolate Caramel Apples

Chocolate Caramel Apples are a decadent way to enjoy a serving of fruit. Crisp apples are covered with a layer of caramel, a layer of chocolate, and a coating of chopped candy bars. I usually make these with Snickers, but any candy bar that you like will work.

3. Apple Pie Caramel Apples

Apple Pie Caramel Apples
(c) 2012 Elizbeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Like apple pie? Then you'll love this twist on the classic dessert! Apple Pie Caramel Apples are decadent caramel apples, covered with cinnamon-flavored white chocolate and crunchy shortbread cookies.

4. Peanut Butter Caramel Apples

These Peanut Butter Caramel Apples should be called "kitchen sink apples," because they include everything but the kitchen sink! Chocolate, peanut butter chips, peanut butter cups, and salted peanuts are all included in this insanely good caramel apple variation.

5. Oreo Caramel Apples

These Oreo Caramel Apples are almost too pretty to eat! In keeping with the black-and-white Oreo theme, the caramel apple is swirled with white and dark chocolate on the outside.

6. White Chocolate Caramel Apples

Indulge your tropical side with these White Chocolate Caramel Apples! In addition to the caramel, apple, and white chocolate flavors, this recipe includes salty macadamia nuts and sweet toasted coconut to give them an island twist.

7. Panda Caramel Apples

Panda Caramel Apples photo
(c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
When you can't make it to the zoo, make these Panda Caramel Apples instead! This recipe uses white chocolate, cookies, and chocolate discs to make adorable caramel apples that look like panda bears.

8. Monkey Caramel Apples

Monkey Caramel Apples photo
(c) 2011 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This recipe for Monkey Caramel Apples is no monkey business! Caramel apples are coated with chocolate and decorated with cookies to resemble cute, playful monkeys.

9. Miniature Caramel Apples

Miniature Caramel Apples prove that big taste can come in a small package! Small balls of apples are dunked in chocolate, then given a coating of smooth, chewy caramel. They’re as delicious as they are adorable, and they make the perfect party appetizer or favor.

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