Caramel Apples – A Halloween Tradition Made Easy

Does the thought of rushing through a crowded store to track down all the necessary supplies stop you from making festive holiday treats?

For this Halloween, why not try Caramel Apples? It is a simple and easy way to create Halloween memories with any of your family or friends. Simply take jumbo-sized Granny Smith apples, sturdy sticks, rich caramels to create a delectably sticky caramel coating, and your favorite assortment of festive candy toppings, nuts, and/or sprinkles, to make a truly gourmet holiday treat.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Apples (any very crisp variety such as Honeycrisp or Granny Smith, etc.)
  • Caramel apple sticks or other baking dowel rods
  • 1 Package of chewy caramels (14 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
  • Toppings- (M&M pieces, crushed Oreos, crushed Butterfinger, crushed almonds, crushed peanuts, or your other favorite combos)

DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare selection of toppings in separate small bowls and set aside.
  • Prepare baking Rinse and thoroughly dry apples with a paper towel.  Insert a stick.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with a parchment paper liner and nonstick cooking spray over the parchment.
  • Stirring frequently, heat unwrapped caramels and heavy cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat until caramels are fully melted and smooth.
  • As soon as the caramel is smooth, tip the saucepan slightly and dip apple, rotating until surface completely covered.
  • Dip caramel apple in preferred toppings (or just leave it au natural) and place upright on parchment-lined sheet. OPTIONAL:  After placing on sheet, drizzle with melted chocolate or add sea salt.
  • Let apples stand, at least 10 min.   Apples can be refrigerated up to a week.  If consuming after refrigeration, let set at room temperature for 15 min. prior to eating to soften.    OPTIONAL:  Make them into gifts!  Let caramel set in refrigerator for 15 minutes then wrap in plastic.
  • ENJOY!

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