Gluten Free Caramel Apples recipe

It is almost Halloween.

I used to love halloween when my kids were young. Making their costumes, decorating the house and making homemade halloween treats to give out to the trick and treaters.

Yes-years ago we were allowed to give homemade treats to the kids who came to our door. Sadly, its not allowed anymore.

Gluten Free Caramel Apples recipe

I used to make popcorn balls, caramel apples and various chocolate treats.

Oh I miss those days.

I am sharing a recipe for gluten free caramel apples. While making the caramel takes a bit of time, it is well worth the effort in the end.


Recipe: Caramel Apples

Gluten Free Caramel Apples Recipe

These caramel apples would be a welcome addition to a halloween party or another dessert idea for thanksgiving.



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  •  Apples(I had very large to small apples)
  • Popsicle sticks or wooden skewers
  • Melted white or dark chocolate
  • Chopped nuts or seeds, sprinkles or chocolate chips


  1. In a medium saucepan melt the butter and brown sugar.
  2. Once melted add the corn syrup and heat on medium.
  3.  Stirring and watching until it comes to a boil.
  4. Add the condensed milk.
  5. Add a candy thermometer to the pot.
  6. Stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, cook until temperature reaches 250 degrees.
  7. You don’t really want to leave the pot while this is cooking.
  8. Remove and stir in vanilla.
  9. Dip apples into caramel and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  10. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  11. Melt chocolate ave drizzle over apples and sprinkle with various ingredients.
  12. Cool in refrigerator.
  13. Enjoy!
Gluten Free Caramel Apples Recipe