Traditional caramel-covered treats are made even better with the toppings suggested by our food editors. A sprinkling of sea salt enhances the buttery flavor of caramel apples. For a prettier presentation, use apple-tree cuttings as sticks.
I really like this recipe. It's very simple IF you've made homemade caramel before. It can be tricky and takes practice and attention. I don't have an apple tree but used limbs from my crabapple tree. LOL the tree limb makes the kiddos happy. :)
Martha Stewart Member
I had difficulty with the carmel, which never set or hardened and the same result occurred when I tried a second time.