Halloween Fun: Taffy Apples

Be the hostess with the mostest this season with these easy-to-make and even easier to clean, slow cooker taffy apple ideas!

Halloween Fun Taffy Apples


As the weather cools down and Halloween quickly approaches, we wanted to share a few fun twists on Halloween Taffy Apples for your next party. They’re easy to make, easier to clean and taste better than they look! You can find the full instructions on how to make these below.

Six ways to make slow cooker Taffy Apples


  1. Reynolds® Baking Cups
  2. Reynolds Kitchens Slow Cooker Liners
  3. Slow cooker
  4. Melting caramels
  5. Apples
  6. Sticks to hold apples
  7. Favorite candy coatings (We love every kind of sprinkle, chopped nuts and chocolate!)
Halloween Fun Taffy Apples instructions


  1. Secure slow cooker liner in slow cooker
  2. Add in caramels and let cook on high for 1.5-3 hours depending on amount of caramels, stirring frequently! For faster results, put caramel in microwave and then transfer into slow cooker to keep warm and gooey for hours
  3. Once melted, switch slow cooker heat to low for warm, gooey goodness all night
  4. Wash apples and insert sticks into top of apple, and push most of the way through the apple to keep it from falling off the stick while dipping
  5. Dip apple into caramel, twirling around to coat the entire apple
  6. Immediately sprinkle or dip directly into your preferred toppings
  7. Place coated apple in a Reynolds® Baking Cup to hold toppings and catch dripping caramel
  8. Enjoy!


Try dipping apple slices for tinier hands. We recommend using parchment paper to lay out the dipped apple slices while coating with candy toppings. Allow to cool and harden before serving in baking cups.


Taffy apples are already pretty delicious no matter how you choose to top them. Below are a few of our favorite flavor combinations. Pin all six Taffy Apple recipes to Pinterest for a spooky and sweet Halloween.


Start with Caramel

Start with caramel and customize it with toppings

Candy Corn

Place candy corn on apple while caramel is still warm.

Chopped Peanuts

Chop of nut of choice and sprinkle on while caramel is still warm.

White Chocolate and Cinnamon Sugar

After caramel hardens, dip in melted white chocolate and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Peanut Butter and Pretzels

Once caramel hardens, dot peanut butter all over apple and stick pretzels in for the perfect sweet and salty mixture.

Rainbow Sprinkles

Roll apple in sprinkles of choice and let harden before enjoying.

Melted Chocolate

Allow caramel to harden, dip apple in melted chocolate, sprinkle on chocolate chips for even more pure decadence.