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Homemade Caramel Apple Pops

Ah…Caramel Apples…the tartness of an apple and the sweetness of caramel makes them perfect! Many years ago, when the boys were young, we discovered the Caramel Apple Pops that Tootsie Roll makes. Oh…that was a happy day in our house! A certain someone might have even snuck a few and hid them to enjoy later. Shh…don’t tell!

Last Spring I shared with you how to make Homemade Jolly Rancher Lollipops, they are fun and super easy. So when I spotted that wonderful bag of Caramel Apple Pops in the Halloween candy aisle a couple weeks ago, I knew I needed to whip up a batch. And I’m so glad I did, of course, my waistline doesn’t think so. And the boys were pretty excited too!

Wouldn’t these be fun for a Halloween Party? Or even a classroom treat. After the caramel is set, just slip them into a cellophane bag. And with just 2 easy ingredients, they are easy to make and inexpensive as well.

The only special piece of equipment that you really need in parchment paper. Or if you have a Silpat, that will work also. Wax paper and foil just don’t work, in my experience.

Homemade Caramel Apple Pops

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 1 bag of caramels will coat about 10-12 lollipops

Homemade Caramel Apple Pops

Delicious treat that goes together in about 15 minutes. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

  • Green Apple Jolly Ranchers - 2 or 3 for each lollipop
  • 1 bag Kraft Caramels
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • Equipment
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. Lay candy on cookie sheet so that they are touching
  4. Bake for about 7-8 minutes, keeping a close eye on them, remove from oven when they are melting together but be careful not to leave them too long
  5. Immediately add the lollipop stick, turning it once to coat
  6. Let them set at room temperature about 5 minutes to harden
  7. In a saucepan on the stove, melt caramels and water completely
  8. Dip lollipops into caramel, let excess drip off and place on parchment paper to set
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Comments

  1. Nicola says:

    Bit of a weird question but are the caramels you use hard? Caramel in the UK is soft, and Toffee is hard so I want to make sure I use the correct stuff. They look amazing!!! YUM.
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    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Nicola, yes they hard pretty hard. They are made by Kraft, not sure if you have that brand. Any caramels you would use on apples will work.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Liz

  2. Hi, Liz! You just amaze me! I love these and having sucking down a whole package of these myself!!!
    I am so happy to see how I can make them, now!!
    I wanna come be your helper!!!! I love everything you do! What vision you have~~~
    SherryBee in AZ
    http://www.sherrystampinroom.blogspot.com

  3. Debra says:

    That is a FANtastic idea! :D

  4. Phyllis Belangai says:

    Silly question but when you lay out the candy do you lay it like 3 in a row touching then leave a space and 3 more. I am a visual person and I have to see. Lol.
    This is so cute and I really want to make some of these.

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