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12 Candy Apple Recipes to Make This Autumn

When it comes to foods served on sticks, candy apples are right up there as one of our favorites. These 12 recipes elevate the classic candy– and caramel-coated treats to new heights. Go on, have a bite — each creation is a terrific antidote to chilly fall days!

1. Dulce de Leche Candy Apples: Double up the caramel-y goodness by using dulce de leche-flavored coffee creamer in lieu of plain ol’ heavy cream. (via Handmade Mood)

2. Bloody Caramel Apples: No hard sugar coating here; instead, an oozy, blood-red caramel covers up these apples. (via Foodie Crush)

3. Candy Apple Hot Buttered Rum: Warm up with a mugful of this spiced rum (or bourbon or booze-free) cider. (via Joy the Baker)

4. Chocolate Apples: We love the use of cinnamon sticks as handles for these salted chocolate-covered apples. (via Dine + Dash)

5. Poison Toffee Apples: Trust, the sinister hue of these toffee apples is totally harmless. (via Simply Delicious)

6. Candy Apple Cookies: Sliced apples are topped with caramel and your favorite candies to create these flourless cookies. (via Brit + Co)

7. Snow White’s Candied Apples: Teeny cinnamon candies add an unexpected bit of heat to the coating for these enchanted apples. (via Inn at the Crossroads)

8. Candied Country Crab Apples: If you can get your hands on teeny crab apples, you’re in for a real treat. Enrobed in a light sugar coating, they’re a nice sweet-n-sour nibble! (via Farmette)

9. Cinnamon Candy Apple Cocktail: Cinnamon-flavored tequila and sour apple liqueur are colored, then carefully layered to create this high-proof sip. (via Boulder Locavore)

10. Butterfinger Caramel Apples: Crushed Butterfingers with their nutty, chocolatey crispiness are wonderful sprinkled on just-dipped caramel apples. (via Pass the Sushi)

11. Caramel Apple Muffins: A cross between cupcakes and muffins, each bite of these tasty baked goods is packed with all the usual caramel apple elements. Yum! (via Brit + Co)

12. DIY Mini Caramel Apples: Scoop mini rounds from your favorite apple variety using a melon baller to create these ingenious, bite-sized desserts. (via At Home in Love)

What’s your ideal candy apple combo — do you go with something classic or a bit more unconventional? Let’s talk about these treats in the comments below.