Listeria Can't Grow On Apples, Caramel; Why Caramel Apples?
After researchers studied a listeria outbreak in caramel apples, they found neither the caramel nor the apples caused bacterial growth. What was it?By Christine Slusser | October 14, 2015
Mmm caramel. The only thing that makes it better is when you eat it with apples.
And if you're making this combo happen — maybe with some extra toppings, like nuts or chocolate (you animal, you) — make sure you refrigerate it, too.
Because no one wants listeria bacteria. And that's a risk you take if you don't let those apples chill.