Fall Treat: Caramel & Granola Apples by Simply Suzanne

I love granola. Seriously. It’s one of my favorite things to eat, and we almost always have some in our pantry. I put it in my yogurt, eat it with milk, or just snack on it by the handful when I need some protein.

One of my favorite brands is Simply Suzanne Granola. I love it because the granola is delicious and it’s made in Michigan. I actually had the pleasure of working on the PR side with Suzanne herself in the past, and admire her passion for Detroit and for using suppliers from across Michigan. Plus, she just has an awesome story and just all around is a sweet person. {Related: She also started a European-style pop-up biergarten in Detroit called Tashmoo. Hoping to check it out one day!}

I recently was shipped some Lotsa Chocolate Granola to try in one of Suzanne’s recipes. I made a few tweaks, but overall, I loved these caramel and granola apples — they were the perfect fall treat! I also think this recipe would be delish with her Dark Chocolate and Coffee Granola.

CARAMEL & GRANOLA APPLES {With Simply Suzanne Granola}


  • 6 small apples, any variety, stems removed {I cut up my apples to make it more toddler-friendly}
  • 1 cup heavy cream {you can use fat-free milk, cream or soy milk. I used 1% and it worked just fine.}
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of Simple Suzanne’s Original, Lotsa Chocolate or Dark Chocolate and Coffee granola


Bring cream, sugar, corn syrup, and butter to a coil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Clip a candy thermometer to pan and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 245 degrees, about 10 minutes. {Tip: Keep stirring for the best consistency. Also, I didn’t have a candy thermometer, so used a digital meat thermometer. Worked like a charm!}

Place pan in ice water bath to stop the cooking. Dip the bottom of each apple slice into caramel. Use a spoon to coat apple as much as you’d like.

Roll apple in granola in a shallow bowl.

Transfer onto a parchment lined baking sheet, refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.


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Disclosure: I was provided a pack of granola for the purpose of sharing this recipe. All opinions expressed are my own.

What is your favorite fall treat?


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