Gramma Diane’s Caramel Apples


  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup of corn syrup
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt


  1. Prepare apples by cleaning with a dry cloth and inserting popsicle sticks into the top as a handle.
  2. Melt butter, add sugar, corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk and salt.
  3. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
  4. Heat over medium heat for 12-15 minutes (it will be bubbling) or until it reaches 245 degrees Fahrenheit. (or “hardball” candy stage).
  5. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Caramel is incredibly hot. Use caution. Keep kids away during this time.
  6. Dip apples and place on a buttered baking sheet.

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