Scary Hairy Caramel Apples

Servings: 10 / Total Time: 45 mins

10/27/2021, noon

Scary Hairy Caramel Apples Servings: 10 / Total Time: 45 mins


• 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.

Scary Hairy Caramel Apples Recipe photo by Taste of Home