Indulge in the sweetness of caramel apples! This
fall treat is perfect for celebrating back to school season, potluck season, and spooky season! In fact, caramel apples are the ultimate Halloween dessert—especially when you cover them in crushed leftover Halloween candy. Yes, that’s just one of many caramel apple toppings you can choose from ahead.
Here, we’ve rounded up some truly fun ideas for making caramel apples with all kinds of toppings. Even Ree Drummond likes to get creative with these apple desserts: “The great thing about caramel apples is, the possibilities are endless,” she says. “Whether you leave the caramel plain and glossy and beautiful or decorate it with everything you can get your hands on, the end result is always individual and special.”
For those who are looking to dress up their caramel apples with something colorful, look for different kinds of sprinkles depending on the occasion. (You can even get your football team colors!) Prefer all things chocolate? Try Ree’s caramel apples covered in crushed chocolate cookies. Of course, you can use any of the caramel apple topping ideas ahead as a starting point to come up with your own creations. Think: mini marshmallows and pumpkin pie spice for a twist on pumpkin pie or popcorn and M&M’s for a sweet-and-salty nod to movie night snacks! Making them is a fun fall activity for the kids and the finished result is worth the effort! Serve them on platters or wrap them up in cellophane to give out as gifts!