Caramel Apples

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Fall – it makes us think of pumpkins, flannel, football games and lots of other treats. These caramel apples are a great activity to create with the kids, a group of friends or on your own. They are easy to make, yummy and customizable with either sprinkles or your favorite nuts.


Ingredients

  • 5 medium to large apples (I used Gala)
  • 11-ounce package of caramels
                ● 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 5 “treat” sticks (I used the Wilton brand)
  • Sprinkles or nuts (for decorating)

Directions

  • Wash, dry and remove the stems of the apples. Sometimes apples have a “wax” coating that you will want to make sure you remove to ensure the caramel sticks to the apples.
  • Place the apples on a plate and put in the freezer for 15 minutes. Cover a plate with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Unwrap the caramels and put them in a medium saucepan. Add the two tablespoons of milk and bring to a medium-high boil, stirring constantly with a large spoon until smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and let it sit about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, so it doesn’t harden up.
  • Put chopped nuts and/or sprinkles into small bowls. Put a treat stick into each apple and push down.
  • Dip the apple into the caramel, covering it completely. You can also spoon it on and smooth with a dinner knife.       
  • Roll in the nuts and/or sprinkles and place on the parchment paper. You will use a lot more sprinkles than you think you will need. I used over an ounce of sprinkles to cover one apple.
  • Put in the fridge for 15 minutes to cool. These must be kept refrigerated.

 


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Cathy Blatnik

Cathy is originally from Maryland, but has been living in the Midwest for more than 13 years. She has been "retired" from the paid workforce since 1996 to raise her family, which includes her husband, adult stepson, an adult daughter in college and a son in middle school. She has been baking and cooking for as long as she can remember in "Cathy's Kitchen". She is very excited to be able to share her recipes with other home cooks!

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