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Chocolate Caramel Apples

These apples are a lot of fun to make. The variety of combinations you can come up with make it even more of a great activity for kids.apples dipped in candy

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Chocolate Caramel Apples Directions


apples dip in caramel and chocolate

4 cold apples washed and dried well
4 sucker sticks
Place sticks into apples and place on a sheet of wax paper. Prepare caramel layer.

Caramel Layer:
1 pkg. caramels
2 Tablespoons water or milk

Place unwrapped caramels and milk in a measuring cup. Using a measuring cup that the apple can fit in, will make it easier to cover the apple with caramel. Heat caramel for 30 seconds in the microwave.

Stir and continue to heat 1 more minute until caramel is completely melted. Dip apple into caramel swirling around to cover. Place on sheet of wax paper. Continue with all apples. Now prepare chocolate layer.

Chocolate Layer:
1/2 Cup chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
In a measuring cup, add chocolate chips and shortening. Heat 30 seconds in a microwave. Stir and continue to heat until chocolate is melted. Dip apple in chocolate. Immediately roll in your toppings. Place on wax paper. Allow to set. You can store these in the fridge for several days wrapped up in plastic wrap.

caramel rolled in nuts

Topping Ideas:
Chopped pecans or peanuts
Crushed Oreo cookies or other chocolate cookies
Chopped graham crackers
Toffee bits
Mini M&Ms
Melted white or milk chocolate for drizzling

chocolate caramel apple Sliced apples

Cut your chocolate caramel apples into slices so it's easier to eat!


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