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HERSHEY'S Spider Web Caramel Apples


1 hour
Skill Level
6 dipped apples

Everyone will want to know how you made these apples with caramel sauce. But it’s so easy! Just melt caramel for apples, then drizzle the apple with melted chocolate to create a spider web design. It's the perfect spooky-sweet treat for Halloween.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Chill Time
30 minutes


  • 1 bag
    soft caramel candies (14 oz.) (about 50), unwrapped
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 6
    wooden ice cream sticks
  • 6
    apples medium-size, rinsed and stems removed
  • 20
    HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Chips, unwrapped
  • 1 tsp

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
tray tray
wax paper wax paper
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave
refrigerator refrigerator
measuring spoons measuring spoons
microwave-safe measuring cup microwave-safe measuring cup

Line tray with wax paper; generously butter or spray wax paper with nonstick cooking spray. Insert wooden stick into stem end of each thoroughly dried apple.


Place caramels and water in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at High (100%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth.


Caramel mixture can also be melted and kept warm in bowl placed on top of saucepan of simmering water.


Dip apples into warm mixture, turn until coated. Scrape off exess coating; place on prepared tray. If necessary, warm coating by microwaving an additional 15 seconds at a time. Refrigerate until firm (about 30 minutes).


Place chocolates and shortening in microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave at Medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolates are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.


Drizzle melted chocolate over caramel-coated apples.

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