Bloody Caramel Apples


  • 1 stick 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons red food coloring depending on your bloody-ness desires
  • 10-12 medium organic apples
  • 10-12 ice-pop sticks or other holders


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk and salt and continue to stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and a clip-on candy thermometer reads 235°F. Remove from heat and add vanilla and food coloring and stir. Allow to cool to 200°F.
  2. Poke ice-pop sticks or twigs into tops of apples and dip into caramel mixture, rotating to coat. Place on a silicone baking liner or waxed paper until caramel sets.