Bacon Chocolate Caramel Apples

October 24, 2012 12:19 pm Published by 73 Comments

Looking for a sweet bacon dessert that’s perfect for the Fall and Winter months? Yeah… you know we have you covered! In bacon, chocolate, and caramel that is! Read on for tasty delight.

6 Apples
1 pound (14 to 16 ounces) of Cinnamon Sugar or Maple Cinnamon Bacon
1 (14 oz) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
2 Tbsp Milk
Melting Chocolates (dark, milk, or white)
Craft Sticks

1. Cook your bacon: Line a backing sheet with foil and lay out your bacon strips on the foil. Place the pan in the oven, then turn your oven on to 400 degrees. Cook your bacon for 17-20 minutes while your oven preheats. Once your bacon is cooked, lay each piece on some paper towels to drain the grease. Finely chop about 6-8 slices and set aside.

2. Prepare your apples: Remove the stem from each apple and press a craft stick into the top. Butter a baking sheet. (If you would like to make individual servings, you can cut your apple into 6-8 slices before you insert the craft sticks. Put a stick in each slice. Because of the juice in your apples, the caramel will most likely slide off the fleshy part of each apple slice, but should stick just fine to the apple peel. Continue the rest of the directions the same way.)

3. Melt your caramel: Place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool briefly.

4. Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. Place on prepared sheet to set.

5. Melt your chocolate: While your caramel is hardening, melt your chocolates in a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water. Use as many chocolates as you feel necessary depending on how much chocolate you want on your apples. You can use any flavor of chocolate you would like. We personally like dark chocolate with our caramel.

6. Once your chocolate is melted, you can roll your apples in the chocolate or just drizzle the chocolate over the top.

7. While your chocolate is still warm on your apple, sprinkle your chopped bacon onto the chocolate.

8. Set your apples aside to let the chocolate and caramel harden. Afterward, the bacon should be sticking nicely to your apple concoction!

9. Take pictures of it! Isn’t it pretty? Aren’t you proud of your masterpiece? Share it with your friends on all your social networking sites. Don’t forget to tag @bacontoday in your Instagram and Twitter photos!

10. Eat it! And LOVE IT!

Bacon Chocolate Caramel Apple

Category: bacon, Bacon Recipes, Featured

Bacon Chocolate Caramel Apple

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, washed
  • 14 oz. caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 1/2 lb. Apple Pie bacon, cooked, finely chopped, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. cream or water
  • 16 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • White chocolate
  • 2 sticks
  • Parchment paper


  1. Wash and dry the apples. Insert a stick into the top of each apple and set aside.
  2. Place caramels and cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds on high, then stir. Continue to microwave for 30 seconds and stir until caramel is smooth and drippy.
  3. Carefully dip each apple into melted caramel then place on parchment paper and freeze for about 5-10 minutes until caramel has set.
  4. While caramel sets, melt semi-sweet chocolate in the top half of a double boiler. Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Dip apples into the chocolate then immediately roll in bacon bits to coat the outside of the apple. Place back on parchment and into the freezer to cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Once the chocolate has set, you can enjoy your apples as is, or repeat the caramel, chocolate, and bacon layers an additional time for extra deliciousness.
  6. Add fun decorations by carefully melting white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave and drizzling it over the finished apples along with any remaining caramel you might have. Allow layers to harden completely set, slice into pieces and serve.

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