These Stuffed Caramel Apples with Chocolate Drizzle are going to take your Halloween to the next level – gooey dulce de leche and toppings like coconut, peanuts and toffee are matches made in heaven!
Ingredients in stuffed caramel apples
These Stuffed Caramel Apples with Chocolate Drizzle are the BOMB DOT COM.
And they're perfect for cozy fall afternoons with giant sweaters, scary movies and good company.
Can anyone say Halloween movie marathon? Here's what you need to make them below – they're super easy and customizable!
- apples sliced, half and cored (I used Empire apples)
- dulce de leche or any type of caramel you prefer
- semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
- white chocolate chips melted
How to make stuffed caramel apples
It is SUPER easy to make these stuffed caramel apples. They are barely even a real recipe per se, that's how easy they are! Here's exactly how to make them, step-by-step:
- Cut apples in half, then cut out their core. Leave as halves, or cut into quarters for easy eating.
- Add caramel to the core, then drizzle with melted chocolate.
- Add toppings, and enjoy!
What type of caramel to use
I prefer dulce de leche for these caramel apples, because that is what is going to get you that traditional caramel apple taste. You can find dulce de leche in with the jams and ice cream syrups at your local grocery store, or you can order some online.
If you didn't buy storebought dulce de leche, submerge a can of sweetened condensed milk in a large pot of water with the label removed, and keep on a slow boil for 3 hours, filling up pot with water every half hour or so as necessary. Let can cool for at least 30 min before opening and using.
I know the dulce de leche may seem high maintenance and like it takes a long time, but it is so worth it compared to store bought caramel. And honestly, all you really have to do is boil a can of sweetened condensed milk in water for a couple hours.
Dulce de leche is so good I could eat it by the spoonful.
What type of apples are best?
Any type of apple will work with this recipe – bonus points if you picked it fresh from an apple orchard! I prefer empire apples because they have the best combination of tartness and sweetness, but granny smith is a popular choice for caramel apples as well.
You want an apple that has a bit of a bite to it, not a subtle sweet flavour like a red delicious so watch what you choose. You don't want the caramel to overpower the apple!
Additional topping ideas
Here are the toppings I suggest for these caramel apples:
- Crushed peanuts
- Shredded coconut
- Toffee bits
- Cinnamon sugar
I've also used pretzels in it before, and I love the salty-sweet combo.
I could go on and on about how good these caramel apples are, but I'm starting to think that you can see (and maybe taste?) all the deliciousness in the photos here.
More Halloween recipes
If you're looking for some more spooky treats for Halloween, I've got you covered! Here are some of my other fave ideas:
Meal prep tools for this recipe
- Order some dulce de leche for true caramel taste
- An apple corer will get you more even apple slices, perfect for snacking!
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*Nutritional info is for 1 apple per person, with 1 serving dulce de leche, 1 type of chocolate drizzled overtop and 1 topping added
Stuffed Caramel Apples with Chocolate Drizzle
- 6 apples sliced, half and cored (I used Empire apples)
- 1/2 cup dulce de leche
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips melted
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips melted
- 2 tbsp Crushed peanuts
- 2 tbsp Shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp Toffee bits
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon sugar
- If you didn't buy storebought dulce de leche, submerge a can of sweetened condensed milk in a large pot of water with the label removed, and keep on a slow boil for 3 hours, filling up pot with water every half hour or so as necessary. Let can cool for at least 30 min before opening and using.
- Cut apples in half and cut out the core. Add dulce de leche and drizzle with melted chocolate, then top with your favourite toppings. My favourite combo is caramel and shredded coconut!