October Baking Challenge

homemade caramel apples


October 2019 Baking Challenge: Caramel Apples

October is the unofficial month of CANDY! Last year, we focused on pumpkin spice toffee and this year, it’s all about apples… on a stick! The caramel apples recipe is a little different from the version in Sally’s Candy Addiction and I know you’ll love them. A candy thermometer guarantees success, so feel free to pick one up if you don’t have it in your collection already. I recommend either of these. I also recommend sticks anywhere between 5.5 – 7 inches. (I usually use these sturdy wooden sticks, which double as little skewers.)


Everyone who participates in the October Baking Challenge is automatically entered. See below for How to Join Sally’s Baking Challenge. My assistant and I keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. This giveaway is open to the whole world. Giveaway ends on October 30th 2019 at 5pm ET.

1 winner will receive: $250 Amazon Gift Card. Winner will be selected at random and posted in the November Baking Challenge blog post on October 31st 2019.

How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge

  1. Recipe: On or around the 1st of each month, I publish a new challenge recipe. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published!
  2. Bake & Comment: Bake the recipe during that month.
  3. Share: Share your recipe photo using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog) on your public Instagram or Twitter. (Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email me your recipe photo instead.) You can also email me your recipe photo or upload your recipe photo to my Facebook page or Facebook group. By sharing your photo with me, you are automatically entered in the giveaway. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe.

Want to subscribe? Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.

Let’s Review the September Baking Challenge

September Baking Challenge: Homemade Cheese Bread

September days call for homemade savory cheesy bread, am I right? Well, you did it! You made bread! For many readers, this was the first time ever baking homemade bread. And I hope you’re incredibly proud of yourself. The cheese bread is one of the best breads I’ve ever had, homemade or not, so if you haven’t tried it yet– DO IT NOW!

One of my favorite comments came from reader Kara:

“I’m not going to lie, this months baking challenge was an intimidating one for me! I’ve never made my own bread, but OMG was this cheese bread good! Thank you Sally for continuing to give us these fun challenges each month, they are helping me to become a more and more confident home baker!”

We gathered as many cheese bread photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the best way to help guarantee your photo will be included!)

Giveaway winner for September is Kathy and she has been notified. 🙂


  1. My mouth is watering looking at all that delicious cheese bread…..amazing job all participants this month, and congratulations Kathy!!! I was looking at one of you earliest Baking Challenges in 2017, Sally, and it is amazing how much your blog has grown even since then – the effort you put into this blog (and we don’t see the half of it!) is incredible and your blog shows it…..thank you Sally!!! Letting you know we as your followers appreciate all you do as you help us become more confident in the kitchen!❤

  2. Wow Sally!
    I’ve been following your blogs since before your first cookbook, back in your old kitchen. I can’t believe how much it’s grown! You should be so proud of all your accomplishments. I love trying your recipes and waiting to see what comes next. My homemade vanilla is going to be ready just in time for Christmas! Best wishes for a continued success!

    1. Thank you so much for your loyal readership, Deb!! I truly appreciate you! So excited your vanilla is going to be ready in time for Christmas 🙂

  3. I cannot wait to make these and see how they taste I love caramel apples but never like store bought ones as much as homemade caramel apples….

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