matcha + sesame caramel apples


when we think of halloween caramel apples, we think of fully loaded apples with chocolate drizzles, candy & sprinkles galore. these are a much more simplified & traditional version of the classic caramel apple. these green tinted caramel apples are my take on the ever so spooky poison apple from snow white. the twig & leaves make it look like it was picked straight from the tree!

i don't want to call these healthy because nothing that involves caramel is healthy, but between the apple, matcha & sesame seeds these are a healthy-ish (i said ish) snack to indulge in this time of year. the caramel sauce uses caramel squares which means it is so easy to make! no fussy thermometers required. it features aiya's culinary grade matcha powder which is loaded with antioxidents. it gives the caramel a green tint & an earthy flavour. so perfect for halloween which is only a few days away!

what does everyone have planned for this week? we are going to hit up the pumpkin patch & carve pumpkins for halloween night. can't wait to hand out candy to all the little trick-or-treaters in the neighbourhood.. that is if i don't eat all the candy first.

happy halloween friends!!!!


  • 6-8 medium apples
  • 2 cups caramel squares
  • 1 teaspoon aiya's cooking grade matcha powder
  • 1 tablespoon water, boiling
  • sesame seeds, for sprinkling
  • 6-8 twigs (see note), for serving


  • line a baking tray with parchment paper. remove stem from apples & press stick into the top of each. refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • place caramels over a double-boiler (or in a microwave safe bowl) & simmer over low heat until fully melted.
  • in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the matcha powder & water until the matcha is fully dissolved in the water.
  • add matcha mixture to the melted caramel & whisk until fully incorporated. remove caramel from heat.
  • dip each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. place on prepared sheet to set. once set, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

NOTE: we used twigs from our own yard & scrubbed them clean. justin carved the ends of each to a spike so they could be inserted easily. craft stores also sell faux twigs for caramel apples which work just as well!