Sweet and Salty Caramel Apples with Pretzel Bottoms

By Jennifer Fujita on September 1st, 2022
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Sweet and Salty Caramel Apples with Pretzel Bottoms add a satisfying crunch to a favorite fall recipe. It just takes three easy steps—so they’re simple enough to make for crisp autumn afternoons or fun fall parties.

Yield: 5 caramel apples

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  • 5 apples (washed in warm water and dried to remove wax)
  • 5 popsicle sticks
  • 1 14 oz bag of caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 2 cups mini pretzels, broken into small pieces
  • Baking sheet covered with buttered parchment or wax paper


  1. Melt 14 ounces (one bag) of caramels with one tablespoon water in microwave for 2 ½ to 3 minutes on high, stirring at one minute intervals.
  2. Remove stems and press a stick into the stem end of each apple. Use stick to, dip each apple into the melted caramel, turning to coat about half-way up. Scrape any excess from the bottom with a spoon.
  3. Immediately dip the apple into the broken pretzel pieces, using your hand to press them in to the caramel.
  4. That’s it! Just refrigerate for one hour to set the caramel, and remove the apples about 15 minutes before serving.

About Jennifer Fujita
St. Louis, Missouri
Artistic style: Easy peasy
Inspiration: A family of good cooks and big eaters!
Happy place: Cooking in my kitchen with the music blaring.
Favourite project or work of art: Any art you can eat