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Mini Caramel Apple Dippers

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Ahh fall, ’tis the season for crunchy colored leaves, chunky knit sweaters, turkey dinners, all things pumpkin and spice and everything nice…. like APPLES!!!

I know you guys have a love affair with all things apple-y goodness just like I do! From warm Apple Pie Bread to oven baked Apple Pie Roll Ups there is just something so comforting about fresh fall apples.

mini caramel dippers cut from an apple with pretzels in them


Apples make the perfect snack, deliciously crunchy and juicy and tart. It seems all fall festivities have some type of apple snack and what could go better with apples than caramel dip? I agree, nothing at all can compare!

We don’t go for just any caramel dip, we love Marzetti ® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip. It’s nice and thick with a rich flavor. It is the perfect consistency for dipping these adorable little dippers!

a jar of caramel sauce next to apples


To make these apple dippers extra fun (and cute) we used a melon baller to create mini apples. My daughter and I were able to get about 8-10 mini apples from each granny smith apple. After cutting them, a quick dip in lemon water keeps them fresh for hours.


Cutting balls of apples with a melon baller

The “stick” on these are pretzel sticks (you can also use lollipop sticks which can be found in the baking area in most stores). We make a very small hole with a chopstick (the hole is smaller than the pretzel). This makes it easy to insert the pretzel and helps keep it from breaking.


Putting pretzel sticks in pieces of apple

Once prepped and ready, we set them out on a plate with Marzetti® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip.

It’s not only rich and creamy, it was specifically made for dipping apples creating the perfect mouthwatering bite! Somehow snacks just taste better when they’re mini and even better when they’re dipped!.


caramel sauce with apples being dipped

This is the snack that everyone will flock to at your dessert table or fall party! We love to dip… but we love to double dip too!

First into the Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Dip and then into our favorite toppings… the possibilities are totally endless. Sprinkles, nuts, coconut, crushed pretzels, cereal, mini chocolate chips… have fun with your mini apple dippers!

mini caramel dippers cut from an apple with pretzels in them
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Mini Caramel Apple Dippers

Sweet tart apples dipped in our favorite caramel sauce make the perfect snack!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 48 mini dippers


  • 6 large granny smith apples
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • pretzel sticks
  • Marzetti® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip


  • Fill a large bowl with cold water and add lemon juice.
  • Wash & dry apples. Using a melon baller, scoop round balls of apples and place in the lemon water.
  • Once all of your apples have been prepared, remove from lemon water and dab dry with a paper towel.
  • Using a chopstick or other similar object, create a small hole in the top of each apple ball. Insert a small pretzel stick into each hole.
  • Serve immediately with Marzetti® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip.


Nutritional information includes 1 tsp caramel sauce and 1 apple dipper.
5 from 21 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 5 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 7mg | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Marzetti® Brand. The opinions and text are all mine.




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    1. If they are left too long the pretzels can soften. I don’t generally make them too far ahead of time so the apples don’t brown.

  1. Hi! I’ve never seen a melon Baller like that. Can you tell me where you got it? I think it’s key to getting those perfect little balls.5 stars