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Caramel apples get a makeover

Use colorful M&M'S® candies to make traditional caramel apples extra special!

Sure, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but we crave something just a little more wicked for Halloween. Surprise your family and guests with these caramel apples that feature an M&M'S® coating.


  • 1 dozen small apples, washed and towel dried
  • 2 (14 ounce) bags soft caramels
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups M&M'S® candies*
  • Craft sticks
  • 4-cup microwave-safe measuring cup
  • Wax paper

*Use traditional M&M'S® colors or opt for autumn colors with one of the M&M'S® Harvest Blends.



Insert a craft stick into the top of each apple and set aside.

Caramel apples get a makeover


Add the caramels and water to the measuring cup and microwave.
Frequently check and stir the mixture until a smooth consistency is reached.

Caramel apples get a makeover


Roll the apples in the caramel mixture and then dip them in a large bowl of M&M'S®.

Caramel apples get a makeover


Place the coated apples on the wax paper and let stand in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.

Caramel apples get a makeover


If you're handing out these special goodies to trick-or-treaters, wrap each apple in wax paper and seal with a twist tie. But be prepared: You may just discover that your visitors are coming back for more!

More M&M'S® Halloween fun

Swamp monster M&M's® cupcakes
Diet-friendly tricks for Halloween
Candle and flower centerpieces with M&M's®

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