Homemade Crockpot Caramel Apples


Homemade Caramel Apples

I love caramel apples…and well…I love my crockpot….here is an easy crockpot homemade caramel apples recipe.

I like the crockpot version better than the microwave or double broiler versions of this recipe. It takes longer….but my caramel never burned and the mess was pretty much contained. I will definitely use this method going forward.


Ingredient List

2 package (22 oz.) caramels (I used the bits)

Cooking Spray

1/4- 1/2 cup water

8 -12 apples (depending on size)

8-12 sticks

Wax Paper

Nuts, chocolate chips, sprinkles, or other optional toppings



Wash and dry the apples. I used honey crisps (those are my fave) but I have also used Granny Smith too in the past.

In a crockpot, combine caramels and water. (I used the bits because I really didn’t want to unwrap individual caramels and I figured the bits would melt faster.)

Cover and cook on low for 1 1/2 hours- 2 1/2 or until melted. You will need to stir frequently.

Insert stick into stem end of each apple. (I used these reusable caramel apple sticks and these disposable sticks)

Dip apple into hot caramel and turn to coat entire surface. I also used my spatula to coat the top.

Holding apple above the crockpot, scrape off any excess caramel from bottom of apple.


Place your apples on wax paper sprayed with cooking spray to cool.

Once the caramel has set, roll the apples in the toppings of your choice.


My kids each did an apple. Both went with the ever popular “sprinkles”. I did a chocolate and cinnamon chip apple for my dad. I am a plain caramel gal.

I think they turned out pretty cute!


I wrapped our extra apples in plastic wrap and tied with a cute ribbon. I think these would be such a cute gift.

How long will they last? From what I have read…. up to one week unrefrigerated and possibly longer if you pop them in the refrigerator…I don’t think we will have to worry about that.  Of course that time frame may vary.

If you like the damask crockpot, you can grab one for under $20 over here (while supplies last- price and availability are subject to change at anytime)

Recipe idea


And if you like it…don’t forget to pin it! (The Button to Pin is directly below)


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  1. says

    Caramel apples and fall just go hand in hand. I haven’t seen a crock pot recipe and I am SO glad I came across one. I pretty much love my crock pot and find any excuse to use it, I will absolutely be trying this out. Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

    • says

      Hi Ruth. Ha! Yes, me too….I LOVE my crockpot. It has saved my sanity so many times. A must for moms with young kids. Thanks for hosting and stopping by. Have a wonderful day! -Jessica

  2. says

    Thanks for linking this up to the lovely ladies link party last week! I’m a huge fan of anything in the crock-pot, but this is truly genius. Although my family loves caramel apples, I’ve always avoided the mess, but this makes it look so much easier.
    Because I love this so much, I’ve given you a feature spot at the party this week 🙂 You can find it here if you’d like to check it out http://bit.ly/1bb0JlT
    Thanks again so much!

    • says

      Hi Molly,

      Thank you so very much for the lovely feature. Very exciting! I am all about my crockpot as well. It has proven to be a lifesaver with 2 small kids. Thank you for hosting such a fun link up each week. Have a wonderful weekend! -Jessica

    • says

      Thanks Allison…I wish I could do everything in the crockpot…a girl can dream. I like the reusable sticks because every year I am like…”Oh, I have sticks” and I don’t have to worry about running out to get them only to get to the store and forget why I am there. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. -Jessica

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