Homemade Caramel Apples | Schnucks

Homemade Caramel Apples

Desserts, Flavors Of Fall, Produce

There’s nothing better than homemade.

1H 10M


There’s nothing better than homemade.


  • 8 medium Gala, Granny Smith or Jonathan apples
  • 8 sturdy wooden ice pop sticks, craft sticks or chopsticks
  • 1/2 cup Schnucks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups packed Schnucks light brown sugar
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup Schnucks light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Schnucks pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups toppings of choice (see recipe notes)


  1. Line large rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. Remove stems from apples. To remove wax coating from apples, rinse apples with hot water; with clean kitchen towel, rub off wax. Push sticks into apples through stem end. In pie plate(s) or wide, shallow dish(es), place toppings of choice, if using.
  2. To prepare Caramel: in heavy 4-quart saucepan, with candy thermometer attached, melt butter over low heat. Stir in sugar, condensed milk, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium-low heat or very low boil 15 to 20 minutes or until candy thermometer reads 240° to 245°F (120°C) (about soft-ball stage), stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Continue stirring to cool caramel to about 200°F.
  3. Dip up to stem and swirl each apple into caramel until evenly coated, allowing excess to drip into saucepan. Roll bottom and halfway up sides of apples in topping(s), if using, pressing lightly so topping(s) adhere(s). Place on prepared baking pan; let stand 10 minutes. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 3 days. To serve, allow apples to stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving.

Optional Toppings

  • Candy corn
  • Chopped banana chips
  • Chopped dark chocolate
  • Chopped macadamia nuts
  • Chopped mixed nuts
  • Crushed pretzels
  • Mini candy-coated chocolates
  • Cinnamon candies
  • Toasted coconut
  • Chopped mini peanut butter cups

    Nutrition Facts

    687 CALORIES Per Serving

    FAT: 15G



    SODIUM: 253MG


    FIBER: 4G

    SUGAR: 111G


    Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe.