Caramel apples
Caramel apples

This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 6
  • Start to Finish: under 30 minutes
  • Prep: 5 min.
  • Cook: 10 min.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 369kcal (18%)
  • 150mg (6%) Sodium
  • 74g Carbs
  • 5g Fiber
  • 9g (13%) Fat
  • 2g (10%) Saturated Fat
  • 59g Sugars
  • 5g Protein
  • 103mg (10%) Calcium
  • 1mg (3%) Iron
369kcal (18%)150mg (6%)74g5g9g (13%)59g5g2g (10%)
Apples offer a good dose of fiber and vitamin C; pistachios are high in protein and vitamin E


  • 36 store-bought caramels (such as Brach's, which come with sticks)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • 6 medium-sized, crisp Granny Smith apples
  • 6 tablespoons shelled pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped



Place caramels and water in top portion of a double boiler. Heat until melted, stirring occasionally (chopsticks do a good job) until caramel is smooth, about 10 minutes. While caramels melt, push Popsicle sticks into stem area of the apples. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Place chopped nuts in a bowl. Let caramel cool for 1 minute (so that it thickens and adheres better to the apples). Dip apples, one at a time, in caramel so that it comes about two-thirds of the way up the apple. Twirl apple as you remove it from caramel. Working quickly, press apple in pistachio nuts, using about 1 tablespoon of nuts per apple. Stand apples, stick-side up, on wax paper. Place apples in refrigerator for 5 minutes to set caramel. Place a little gold star on the handle end of each Popsicle stick to add a festive touch to this unexpected fun-to-eat treat.
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