Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Easy way to make gourmet looking and tasting caramel apples.
- 6 granny smith apples
- 2 bags soft caramels, unwrapped
- 1 (11 ounce) bagdove promises milk chocolate candies, unwrapped
- 1 (13 ounce) bag Snickers miniature candy bars, unwrapped
- 2 tablespoons water
- 6 wooden craft sticks
- Wash apples and dry thoroughly.
- Stick the wooden sticks into the bottom of each apple.
- Combine the caramels and water in a large glass container (approximately large enough to hold 4 cups) for 1-2 minutes in the microwave.
- Stir occasionally until smooth.
- Layer the bottom of a large cookie sheet with waxed paper.
- Dip each apple in caramel mixture and ensure it is thoroughly coated, rolling it in the mixture.
- Place on waxed paper and refrigerate for 10 minutes or until set.
- Chop snickers up into medium to small bits, and spread out on waxed paper.
- Place milk chocolates in the microwave for about 15 seconds to melt.
- Stir until smooth.
- Dip apples into the chocolate (may dip half or the whole apple).
- Roll apple in the snickers bits.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- *Can substitute M&M's, peanuts, coconut, mini chocolate chips etc. for the snickers
These tasted soooo yummy! Granny smith's are definitely the perfect apple for these. It was my first time making caramel apples (since I was a kid, anyway), and it was so fun! My kids loved it, and it was such a great way to hang out with the family. I had a heck of a time finding craft sticks (too lazy to run to Michael's), and didn't realize that this time of the year they come inside the bag of caramels - nice!! The caramel REALLY sticks to the wax paper; I wish I'd taken ceashel's advice and sprinkled sugar on it first. My mom said that rubbing butter on the wax paper works well, too. I will also let the chocolate firm up a bit after dipping the apple in it; rolling it in the snickers immediately after dipping made a big mess! But the taste was so yummy! I ran half of these over to my neighbors to enjoy, too, and they loved them. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
These were wonderful! Just a small tip, after dipping the apples, sprinkle some sugar on the wax paper. It will help the carmel not stick to the paper.