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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Halloween Double Dipped Caramel Apples

Just think of the calories!

Halloween Double Dipped Caramel Apples
4 or 5 medium apples
Wooden sticks

2 (14 ounce) packages caramels (96 pieces), divided

First Caramel Layer

Wash and dry apples; insert stick into stem

end of each apple.

Microwave 1 package of the caramels and 2

tablespoons of the water in a small deep

microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 2-1/2 to 3-1/2

minutes or until smooth, stirring every minute.

If caramel sauce is too thin, let stand about

2 minutes before dipping apples.

Dip apples into hot caramel sauce;

turn until coated. Scrape excess sauce

from bottom of apples. Place on greased

wax paper. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

Second Caramel Layer

After refrigerating, repeat microwave

and dipping directions with remaining

the remaining package of caramels and

2 tablespoons water.

See decorating ideas below for warm caramel

apples. Otherwise, refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

See decorating ideas below for chilled caramel


Store decorated apples in refrigerator. Let

stand at room temperature 15 minutes before

serving to allow caramel to soften. Makes

4 to 5 medium apples or 2 large (3/4 to 1 pound each).

Decorating ideas for warm caramel apples

Roll in chopped pecans or nuts of your

choice; drizzle with melted apples.

Decorate with non-pareil covered semi

sweet chocolate chips; drizzle with melted

white chocolate.

Roll in graham cracker pieces and miniature

marshmallows; drizzle with melted chocolate.

Roll in macadamia nuts or premium mixed nuts;

drizzle with melted white and semi-sweet chocolate.

Decorating ideas for chilled caramel apples

Dip apple in melted chocolate, several times,

waiting for chocolate to harden a little between

each dip. Use white or semi-sweet chocolate or


Dip bottom of apple in melted chocolate;

decorate with toasted coconut and slice almonds.

Decorate with melted white or semi-sweet

chocolate and sprinkles.

Any of these apples can be decorated with anything

you choose, such as raisins, chopped malted milk

balls, peanut butter chips, chopped potato chips or


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