How to Make Caramel Apples

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One of the easiest ways to make caramel apples is to simply dip apples in melted caramels. Follow these simple steps to enjoy a tasty treat that can brighten your day, especially around the holidays. The following recipe makes a total of four apples.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions

Things You'll Need

  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 4 firm apples
  • chopped nuts (optional)
  • microwave-safe bowls
  • chocolates (optional)
  • baking sheets
  • 14-oz. bag caramels
  • 4 popsicle sticks
  • Baking sheets
  • Microwave-safe Bowls
    • 1

      Buy good, firm apples such as Granny Smith.

    • 2

      Wash apples, remove stems and dry with a kitchen towel.

    • 3

      Push one stick into the center of each apple. Push into the top of the apple, where the stem would be. Set apples aside.

    • 4

      Unwrap caramels and place with the water in a large microwaveable bowl.

    • 5

      Microwave on High until caramels are melted, stirring every minute.

    • 6

      Remove caramel mixture from microwave.

    • 7

      Hold each apple by the stick and dip into hot caramel sauce, turning to coat. Let excess drip back into pan. Scrape caramel off the bottom of the apple with a knife, or use the edge of the bowl.

    • 8

      Place coated apples on a greased baking sheet and put in refrigerator for 15 minutes or more, until caramel is set.

    • 9

      Store caramel apples in the refrigerator.

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