Caramel Apple in a Jar

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Caramel Apple in a Jar is a fun favor or teacher gift.

I only recently became a caramel apple fan. My husband grew up eating caramel and candy apples so I thought I’d create a caramel apple gift of sorts. Even a sweet twist on the old apple for the teacher. I’ve always found caramel apples difficult to eat so I thought that slicing the apple then dipping in the caramel would be much easier. It worked well.

Dipped Apple Slices

This makes a great gift or favor because you unwrap the caramels, melt them in the jar in a microwave, then dip and coat with Reese’s pieces. I thought fall candies would be the best choice and then I remembered how much my Mom loved to dip apple slices in peanut butter. That’s why the Reese’s pieces. Certainly if there is a peanut allergy concern, choose another fall candy like the autumn mix of M&M’s.

Granny Smith apples are a favorite in my house so that is what I used. Honey crisp, Jongold or any other eating variety that you enjoy. I wanted a glass jar that was large enough to hold the candies and caramels so I went with the Ball Jars in the half pint or 8 ounce size.

A fun idea to share with others to celebrate #appleweek!

Caramel Apple in a Jar, ready for giving

Caramel Apple in a Jar is a delightful fall treat.


Caramel Apple in a Jar

Caramel Apple in a Jar makes a great gift.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Fall Holidays
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 slices


  • For each gift:
  • 12 wrapped caramels
  • 1/4 cup Reese’s pieces or other similar candies
  • 1 apple
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 8 ounce canning jar washed and dried
  • Lollipop sticks


To assemble gift:

  • Place candies in bottom of jar. Top with 12 wrapped caramels and seal. Place apple on top of jar and tie with ribbon, twine, raffia or similar.

To make caramel apple:

  • Remove caramels from jar and unwrap. Remove candies from jar and place in lid. Place caramels back into jar with 1 teaspoon water and microwave for 30 seconds. Remove jar from microwave and stir caramel. Microwave in 15 – 20 second increments until melted and smooth. Gently remove jar from microwave as it will be hot.
  • Core and slice apple. If you have a tool, use it so slices are uniform. In the end of each apple slice, gently press a lollipop stick into one end of each slice. I used the tine of a fork to start the hole for the lollipop stick. Gently dip each slice into the caramel (or spoon caramel over slice) and roll in candies or press candies onto caramel.
  • Enjoy!

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  2. This is such a cute idea! I When I was working as a teachers aide at the school, I was lucky enough to receive such a little thoughtful gift, just like this one, it had nuts instead of candy, and it was so good! Thanks for sharing with us at The Wednesday Showcase!

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