October 18, 2009

Easy Caramel Apples

This is the cheater version of this recipe. It is pretty easy to make, just keep stirring while the caramel is melting so that it doesn't burn.  It is even better with chocolate coating!

6 Apples
6 wooden sticks
1 (14 oz) pkg individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
2 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem of each apple. Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased aluminum foul.

Combine caramels, water and vanilla in saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until carmel melts and is smooth. Dip each apple into the caramel and gently run apples around the insides of saucepan to scrape off some of the caramel. Scrape excess caramel from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan. Place on the aluminum foil and chill until ready to serve.

Once the caramel is hardened you can dip in melted chocolate, white chocolate and any other toppings you would like: peanuts, red hots, banana chips and peanut butter, chopped pecans, shaved coconut, toffee bar, trail mix, granola, orange zest. . . . the possibilities are endless!

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