Favorite Caramel Apples
20 min
50 min


1 cup finely chopped salted peanuts

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

Dash salt

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

10 tart apples, washed, dried

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Butter waxed paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Place peanuts into bowl. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan; add brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 10-12 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Stir in sweetened condensed milk. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 20-25 minutes or until small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a firm ball or candy thermometer reaches 245°F. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

  4. STEP 4

    Dip apples into caramel mixture. Dip 1 end of each apple into peanuts. Place onto prepared waxed paper.


19Fat (mg)
35Cholesterol (mg)
240Sodium (mg)
111Carbohydrates (g)
4Dietary Fiber
7Protein (g)


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  November 09, 2017

Love the taste of the recipe. I have tried this recipe many times and have just sliced the apples and dipped them in the caramel because the caramel never stays on the apple. Anyone else have this problem or does anyone know what to do to make the caramel stay on the apple. Followed directions to the letter even tried reducing the temperature to 240 as suggested but still will not stick to the apples. Would love a solution if any of you know of one. Fantastic taste!!

— says Homemaker
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  October 31, 2015

We love this recipe but for some reason this year my caramel apples formed bubbles. I don't know what went wrong. I followed the recipe!

— says Mary
Test Kitchen Comment November 04, 2015

Hi Mary, sorry to hear you had some issues with the caramel apples. When dipping them in the hot caramel, it's important to dip slowly and completely. If you push the apples into the caramel too quickly, this can cause the air bubbles you are describing. Hope this helps!

— says mallory
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