Homemade Taffy Apples are a perfect Fall treat with homemade, gooey and sweet caramel wrapped around fresh, tart apples that the whole family will love.
Homemade Taffy Apples
When I was little, my grandma used to make these Homemade Taffy Apples every Fall with us. She baked with us a lot, but taffy apples were special because they were just once per year. It’s a fond memory for me and my sisters. All of us gathered around Grandma arguing about who gets to be the next “taffy tester.” It’s now a tradition I’m passing on to my own children, and they seemed to enjoy it as much as I did.
This is a recipe near and dear to my heart. I debated posting it at all. But I decided that if passing it along would help more families make memories, it would be worth it. I hope these taffy apples put a smile on your face and some happy Fall memories in your heart!
Homemade Taffy Apples Recipe
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 8 apples with sticks inserted
In a medium saucepan, add condensed milk, sugar, and corn syrup. Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
Continue stirring, until taffy has thickened. The caramel will also have changed to that rich caramel color when ready. To test, fill a small bowl with cold water. Drop a bit of taffy in. If you can form it into a ball that will hold and leaves little residue, you've hit the sweet spot.
When it reaches the soft ball stage, remove from heat. Add margarine and vanilla and mix with a hand mixer or whisk vigorously until well blended.
When caramel is ready, dip apples in and twist to cover the whole apple. Place on foil or wax paper to allow to cool and stiffen.
I also have this super simple Crockpot Caramel Apples version that you’ll love!
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