These fall treats have just enough caramel to give a nice hit of salty-sweet flavor in each bite.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012; October 2020 30th Anniversary


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or wax paper. Place apples on the prepared pan. Coat a tablespoon measure with cooking spray.

  • Combine brown sugar, agave, butter and salt in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat; as soon as the syrup starts to bubble around the edges, cook, stirring with a wooden spoon for 1 minute. Add chopped nuts and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture smells nutty and darkens, 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and let cool, stirring occasionally, for 30 seconds.

  • Working quickly, spoon about 1 tablespoon of the caramel mixture over each apple, turning them as you pour to coat apples with hot caramel. Repeat with remaining apples.

  • Let the apples cool on the prepared pan for 5 minutes to allow the caramel to set. Insert craft or popsicle sticks into the tops. Press any stray strands of caramel back onto the apples. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.


To make ahead: Store in wax paper at room temperature for up to 1 day.

Equipment: Wooden popsicle or craft sticks

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 44g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 38g; fat 6g 9% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 10mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 198.8IU 4% DV; vitamin c 6.8mg 11% DV; folate 9.2mcg 2% DV; calcium 22.9mg 2% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 16.8mg 6% DV; potassium 206mg 6% DV; sodium 54mg 2% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV; added sugar 23g.

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Didn't work My carmel topping wouldn't stay on the apple. I think the agave made it too runny. Otherwise they would have been great. Pros: tastes great Cons: carmel is too thin and runs off Read More