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Chocolate Peanut Covered Caramel Apples for Halloween

Chocolate Peanut Covered Caramel Apples

Amazing caramel apples
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • 6-8 large apples + popsicle sticks
  • 1 cup 2 sticks Butter
  • 2 cups packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 can 14oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts opt


  • Heavily butter a Silpat sheet. Set aside.
  • Insert sticks into cleaned apples.
  • In a 2qt heavy saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup & sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Cook & stir until candy thermometer reads 248 degrees (firm ball stage) This should take about 30-40 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, carefully stir in vanilla extract.
  • Working quickly, dip each apple & turn to coat.
  • Holding by the stick you can sprinkle with whatever topping you like. OR you can set aside on a Silpat to cool. Be sure to work quickly if sprinkling as the caramel will set fast.
  • While caramel is setting, melt your chocolate chips in a small bowl by microwaving in 30-second increments - stirring in between each time.
  • Dip & turn apples to coat.
  • Immediately sprinkle with peanuts & then set back on Silpat.
  • Transfer to refrigerator to cool & harden.