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This Caramel Apple Dip for apples has only three ingredients and is perfect for after school snacks or a lunchbox treat! It takes no time at all to make and is the perfect sweet dip for sliced apples. Also – PEANUT BUTTER. Enough said, right?

peanut butter caramel apple dip with apple slice being held by hand

3-Ingredient Caramel Apple Dip Recipe

Have you ever bought those little packs of caramel dip and apples? Well, when you see how easy it is to make the dip from scratch you won’t need to buy them again! This caramel apple dip is so easy to make and is the best dip for sliced apples.

It’s great during the fall when apples are in season, but I make it all year because I can’t wait until the fall season to have it! If you’ve never made your own apple dip you are in for a treat.

I used to buy those store-bought apples and caramel dip packs but, dang, they’re expensive! Not to mention that they’re made with a lot more ingredients than this homemade version I’m sharing. It’s so easy and you can use reusable snack containers to store it as a grab-and-go snack.

3 Ingredients Needed

  • Caramel squares or bits (be sure to unwrap them if they’re wrapped caramels)
  • Heavy whipping cream – no substitute for this, if you want the dip to be smooth.
  • Creamy peanut butter– not natural – it won’t melt properly.

These three ingredients combined together make the best caramel dip. It has a perfect dippable texture.

How to Make Caramel Apple Dip with Peanut Butter

  1. Place the caramels, cream and peanut butter in a medium saucepan.
  2. Heat them over low heat and stir until the caramels melt and the mixture is smooth. This usually takes less than 10 minutes.
EASY Peanut Butter Caramel Apple Dip - this recipe has only 3 ingredients and is the perfect dip for apples or fruit!

Serving Suggestions

You can serve the dip warm with sliced apples or cool it and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Sliced apples are the obvious choice because they pair perfectly with the caramel. Just like a caramel apple but so much easier to eat!

Use whichever apple you like the best, but I tend to use Granny Smith apples because their tart flavor pairs perfectly with the caramel.

But don’t stop there! Serve it with other fruit like strawberries, sliced bananas, pears or other fruit that you like.

It’s also great with pretzels and cookies like vanilla wafers, gingersnaps, and graham crackers.

Pput together a dessert dip platter with the caramel apple dip and a mix of dippers to go with it and let everyone choose their own!

hand dipping apple in caramel


How Long Does Caramel Apple Dip Last?

It will keep well for up to a week in the refrigerator unless you’re like us and eat it all in the first day.

How much dip does this make?

This apple dip recipe makes approximately two cups, which I like to divide into smaller servings in containers. It makes it really easy to just grab one as a snack!

hand dipping apple in caramel

Peanut Butter Caramel Apple Dip Recipe

5 from 5 votes
This Peanut Butter Caramel Apple Dip has only 3 ingredients and is perfect for dipping apples in for after school snacks or lunch!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 1 (11 oz) bag caramel squares (about 40), unwrapped
  • ¾ cup (177ml) heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup (134g) creamy peanut butter (not natural)
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  • Add the caramels, whipping cream, and peanut butter to a medium saucepan. Heat over low heat and stir until the caramels have melted into the cream (about 8-10 minutes).
  • Serve with apple slices, graham crackers and/or pretzels. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

This fantastic Peanut Butter Caramel is the perfect apple dip! Make caramel apple dip with peanut butter inside to add some extra flavor – this easy caramel is perfect for dipping or drizzling!

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Dorothy Kern

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  1. After I make this can it sit out for a day or so or does it need to go straight in the fridge? I’ve made some gifts and didn’t know if I needed to refrigerate it right away

    1. I think it could sit out for, say, a party. But overnight I’d refrigerate. If it hardens up just heat to thin it.

  2. So easy and delish!!! I added a pinch of sea salt, yum-o. Thank you for an awesome recipe!

    1. The heat is too high. Just take it off the burner for appx 3 minutes or so and let it cool slightly, then stir well. It will incorporate and come together.