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Scary Hairy Caramel Apples

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.


10 servings

This is a cute and tasty version of a caramel apple. It's perfect for a Halloween party. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
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  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-1/2 cups crispy chow mein noodles (about 6 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 10 small apples
  • 10 wooden pop sticks
  • 10 Nutter Butter cookies, halved crosswise
  • 2 packages (14 ounces each) caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • Assorted candies and decorations: Mega and milk chocolate M&M's, black shoestring licorice, miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Place noodles in a large bowl. Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture; toss to coat. Spread in a parchment paper-lined 15x10-in. baking pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  2. Remove and discard stems from apples; insert pop sticks into tops. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. For feet, arrange ten pairs of cookie halves on parchment paper.
  3. Place caramels and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, covered, on high for 3 minutes, stirring once. Cool slightly. Dip each apple in caramel mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Immediately press chow mein noodles over top and back of apple; place apple on a pair of cookies. Decorate as desired.

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