September 27th, 2011

Caramel Dip for Apples Cooked in the Can (and printable labels)

I know you can get apples and caramel at McDonald’s anytime you want, but how fun to give these cute cans of caramel for Halloween or Fall gifts.  {Think about those perpetual “You’ve Been Booed” bags that go around the neighborhood – wouldn’t this be perfect!}  What’s even better, there is only one ingredient!!  All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk and you can turn it into a yummy apple dip.  Even better, we’ve made you some cute labels and bag tags to go with.  Here’s how to do it:

Caramel Dip for Apples


Sweetened Condensed Milk – that’s it!


Buy as many cans as you would like to make into caramel.  Remove labels and adhesive and place in a large pot so the cans are covered with water.  The water must cover the top of the cans.   { I like to use the Kroger Store Brand because they have the pull-top lids which are fun and easy to open.}

Boil the cans for 2 1/2 hours.  (Watch to make sure the water doesn’t evaporate below the cans – if it gets close just add hot water to the pot and continue to boil).  Remove and cool completely (overnight).

There you have it-  Your cans are now filled with yummy caramel.   All you do is open, stir until smooth, and your caramel is ready for dipping! {Instructions are on the labels.}

Print out the labels below, trim and use a little double-sided tape to adhere.  There is a Halloween Label and a Fall Label.    Note:  We  recommend printing the can labels on regular paper rather than card stock so it will wrap around the can better.

Add a couple fresh apples and you have a wonderful gift for friends, neighbors, teachers . . . . . who wouldn’t love this!  {There are even some coordinating bag tags for you – how easy is that!}




Download Caramel Can Labels here


Download Halloween/Fall Bag Tags Here

Tags and labels created with Graphics from SummerTimeDesigns be sure to check out her site!

*Find our Christmas Caramel Label Here

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18 Responses to “Caramel Dip for Apples Cooked in the Can (and printable labels)”

  1. Wow, what a great idea and I never knew you could make caramel this way. Thanks so much for sharing am a happy new follower from Tasty Tuesday.

  2. This is adorable. Thanks! I never knew you could make it without opening the can.

  3. Wow, so excited to try this, having a girls night this Friday and going to give as little “happies”. Question, if I did this the day before do you refrigerate or will it harden too much…how do you store them? Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Your friends will love these! No need to refrigerate – they will keep fine unopened (I’ve kept them several weeks). Once I open it I do put any left overs in the frig. Have fun at Girl’s Night!! Hope it’s delicious! Kyra

  5. ok. Too cute. I’ve sent this website to all my family and friends. What a fun, clever idea. Thanks for including the fun labels. I just moved to a new neighborhood and will love giving these to my neighbors who helped me move. Mucho Gracias…

  6. What a great idea…I just pinned this to my Pinterest board!

  7. love your labels they look very vintage and charming
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  8. Wow, what a great idea, I might just do this! THanks for showing off!


  9. What a great idea! I’m making homemade Kahlua as a gift too, which has to simmer for 3 hours, so I can have both large pots cookin’ at the same time now! Caramel and Kahlua. Hmmm…sounds kinda good together… Thanks for the great idea.

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  12. This is the coolest idea EVER! I can’t wait to try this! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  13. Sweet! I’ve seen the caramel idea before…but I LOVE the idea of labels for apples and halloween. Great idea!

  14. I am going to make these for my daughters bridal shower….what size can is used in this process…and printable?

  15. Char – What a fun gift! Use the 14 ounce can. Sounds great!

  16. I can’t print the Christmas labels.

  17. Links have been updated 11/15 – Thanks!!


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