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Snowman Caramel Apples

These adorable snowman caramel apples are the perfect winter baking project. They have a thick, smooth caramel layer, covered in melted white chocolate wafers and have an adorable top hat and cute snowman face.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
cooling45 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 685kcal


Caramel For Snowman Caramel Apples

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Karo
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


Prepare the apples

  • Wash and dry 8-10 apples.  If your apples have wax on them, soak them in a vinegar (1 cup vinegar to 5 cups water) solution for 10 minutes.  Use your hands to gently rub off any wax residue. Rinse the apples in water and use a rag to dry them off and remove any more wax residue that might be on the apple. 
  • Using a sucker stick or a popsicle stick, insert it into the stem of the apple. Again, wipe the apple with a towel to remove any water or juice from the apple. 

How to make the Caramel

  • in a non-stick large pot, combine the butter, sugar, Karo, brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and salt.
  • Stir while bringing to a boil on medium heat.  Bring to a rapid boil while paying close attention to scrap the bottom of the non-stick pot.  (the sugar and butter mixture scorches easily) 
  • Using a candy thermometer, bring the sugar mixture to 235-240 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the soft ball stage. This temperature will ensure your caramel will stay on your apple and still be soft enough to bite into. 
  • Remove the caramel from the heat and add the vanilla. stir. Keep stirring for a couple more minutes while the caramel cools down.
  • Taking the apple by the popsicle stick, dip it into the pan with the caramel.  You may need to tilt the pan a bit to make it easier to cover the entire apple. It's also best to scrape the bottom of the apple on the side of the pot or you will have a large puddle of caramel at the bottom of your apple. 
  • Set the caramel apple on the greased baking sheet to cool and repeat the process for 8-10 apples. 
  • Let the caramel cool and set. 

Melthing white chocolate in the microwave

  • Microwave your white chocolate wafers on high for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir. (Be sure you stir the chocolate. The candy melts will retain their shape until stirred so don’t rely on the looks fo the chocolate.) Repeat melting for the candy wafers for 30 seconds and stirring for until the white chocolate is almost melted. 
  • When there small chunks of the wafer remaining. Don’t microwave again. Just keep stirring the chocolate until all the small pieces have melted too. The heat from the melted chocolate and from the bowl will melt the rest of the white chocolate.
  • Dipping the Caramel Apples in Chocolate
  • Take the cooled caramel apple by the stick again and dip it in white chocolate.  You may need to tilt your bowl to get the white chocolate to cover your apple.  
  • Let it cool again on a greased cookie sheet.

Snowman Hands and Hat

  • The snowman hat is a large marshmallow and one side of an oreo cookie with the frosting scraped off.  
  • twist an oreo and scrape off the frosting.  Dip the oreo cookie in dark or milk chocolate and set on parchment paper to cool.  Dip a large marshmallow in the same chocolate and using a toothpick, place the marshmallow on the oreo cookie. If the oreo cookie and the marshmallow dipped in chocolate cool together, it will look more like a top hat. 
  • For the eyes and snowman smile, use brown m and m's to make the face using the logo side towards the snowman. Dip in a little chocolate and hold the m and m in place until it has set. 


Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 227mg | Sugar: 111g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 0.3mg