10 Candy Bar Toppings for Candy Apples – Mmmmm Yes!

Candy apples get cranked up with these candy bar topping combos. Which will you choose? Snickers? Almond Joy? Milky Way? All three?

Candy apples get cranked up with these candy bar topping combos. Which will you choose? Snickers? Almond Joy? Milky Way? All three? Fall has arrived and that means we’re in the middle of my favorite season: Candy apple season. Every year, my family would go to the apple orchard to pick fresh apples that my mom would later turn into candy apples at home.

I’m still a child at heart. I want to trash up my caramel and candy apples with all sorts of chocolate, nuts and other toppings! You too can make your candy apples taste like your favorite candy bar.

Simply choose your favorite type of apple (I’m always partial to Granny Smith apples), insert a wooden candy apple stick into the core and get creative with the toppings. You’re on your way to candy apple perfection. Guaranteed.

  1. Snickers

What You’ll Need:

How-to:

Dip the apples in the caramel, and then roll the dipped apples in chopped peanuts. Set the dipped apples on parchment-lined baking sheets coated with cooking spray and drizzle with melted milk chocolate. Allow to rest until cool.

  1. Mounds/Almond Joy

What You’ll Need:

  • Melted dark or milk chocolate, for dipping
  • Sweetened shredded coconut
  • Chopped toasted almonds (optional)

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How-to:

Dip the apples in the melted chocolate, and then roll the dipped apples in the shredded coconut. If you’re making the Almond Joy version, simply add the chopped almonds to the shredded coconut before rolling the dipped apples in the coconut/almond mixture. Set the dipped apples on parchment-lined baking sheets to harden.

  1. Butterfinger

What You’ll Need:

  • Melted milk chocolate, for dipping
  • Melted peanut butter, for dipping
    • Note: You can use peanut butter melting chips or melt 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter with 1 tablespoon of shortening in the microwave for 30 second increments, until smooth.
  • Corn Flakes

How-to:

Dip the apples in the milk chocolate and set on parchment-lined baking sheets until the chocolate has cooled. Then dip the chocolate covered apples in the melted peanut butter and roll in corn flakes. Set them back on freshly lined baking sheets to cool.

  1. Milky Way

What You’ll Need:

  • Caramel, for dipping
  • Melted milk or dark chocolate

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How-to:

Dip the apples in the caramel and set the dipped apples on a parchment-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Drizzle generously with melted milk or dark chocolate.

  1. Krackel

What You’ll Need:

  • Melted milk chocolate, for dipping
  • Rice Krispies

How-to:

Dip the apples in the melted milk chocolate and then roll the dipped apples in Rice Krispies. Set the dipped apples on parchment-lined baking sheets to harden.

  1. Heath

What You’ll Need:

  • Melted milk chocolate, for dipping
  • Toffee bits (or chop up a larger piece of plain toffee, depending on what you can find at the store)

How-to:

Dip the apples in the melted milk chocolate and then roll the dipped apples in the toffee bits. Set the dipped apples on parchment-lined baking sheets to harden.

  1. Hershey’s Cookies and Crème

What You’ll Need:

  • Melted white chocolate, for dipping
  • Crushed Oreos

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How-to:

Dip the apples in the melted milk chocolate and then roll the dipped apples in the crushed Oreo pieces. Set the dipped apples on parchment-lined baking sheets to harden.

  1. Pay Day

What You’ll Need:

  • Caramel, for dipping
  • Chopped peanuts

How-to:

Dip the apples in the caramel, and then roll the dipped apples in chopped peanuts. Set the dipped apples on parchment-lined baking sheets, coated with cooking spray, to harden.

This article originally appeared in October 2015 and was revised and republished in September 2016.

Meghan Bassett

Food addict turned blogger, Meghan has a love for cooking uncomplicated, gourmet recipes. She creates food that is straightforward, relatable and will blow your friends and family away. She is the author of the food blog Cake 'n Knife, where you’ll find that fresh ingredients + unique flavors + love = gourmet food, every single time.