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The fun doesn’t stop on November first.

Trick-or-treating is a tasty tradition, but we understand that as a parent, you may have the urge to introduce an apple into your kids’ post-Halloween snacking. Good news—Crafty Crunch Apples offer the best of both worlds, and they’re fun to make!

Source: Publix Aprons® recipe.

Total Time - 1 hour, 10 minutes
Active Time - 10 minutes
Servings - 6


  • 1 (12-oz) bag soft caramels
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Parchment paper
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 small apples
  • 6 (6-inch) bamboo skewers (or ice pop sticks)
  • Toppings (optional)


Crafty Crunch Apples step 1
Crafty Crunch Apples step 2
  1. Place caramels and milk in microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH for 2–3 minutes, stirring halfway through cook time, or until completely melted. Allow to cool briefly.

  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and coat with spray. Remove stems from apple; pierce with skewers and dip into caramel until evenly coated. Press toppings into caramel, if desired. Place caramel apples on baking sheet; chill 1 hour before serving.

Note: Popular caramel apple toppings include chocolate chips, crushed candy, chopped nuts, sprinkles, and dried fruit.

Nutritional Information:

CALORIES (per 1/6 recipe) 310kcal; FAT 5g; SAT FAT 1.5g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL 5mg; SODIUM 140mg; CARB 69g; FIBER 4g; SUGARS 56g; PROTEIN 3g; VIT A 2%; VIT C 15%; CALC 10%; IRON 2%