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Chocolate Caramel Apples safe

Just like those caramel apples they sell at the candy stores, only better!

By valeriefender

2009-10-20 13:20:32

The best caramel apples I have ever had. Make them your own, put your own toppings on them, or make them as the recipe directs. They are fun to make, the kids have a blast and then the best part...eating them! One batch is never enough, you will want to make more, I promise. Cut them up to serve at your holiday party, perfect for Halloween. Perfect for any time and so yummy!

Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

1 package (14 ounce) caramels
2 tablespoons water
4 wooden sticks
4 large tart apples
2 cups chopped pecans or peanuts*
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
1 cup crushed Heath Bars*

Instructions

In a double boiler, combine the caramels and water. Melt over boiling water, stirring until melted. Insert wooden sticks into apples; dip apples into caramel mixture, turning to coat. Coat with nuts and set on waxed paper to cool.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening as you did the caramel, in a double boiler. Drizzle chocolate over apples. Sprinkle with candy bits. Set on waxed paper to cool. Cut into wedges to serve.

*If nuts are a problem, leave them out. Put crispy rice cereal, crushed gluten-free pretzels, crushed gluten-free cereal, toasted pumpkin seeds, coconut, mini M&M’s…anything that sounds yummy!

*For a fun twist, add white chocolate. Mix some peanut butter in with the chocolate. Use dark chocolate. Play with it! There are SO many options out there.

Category Dessert
Cuisine North American
Diet Choices gluten-free, nut-free
Tags Apple candy caramel chocolate halloween kids party peanuts snack treat

 

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