Monday, November 7, 2011

Chocolate Caramel Apples

We all loved these apples.  These are like what they sell in those expensive candy stores and at Disney for at least $5 a pop.  You can make lots of them for that price.   This is also a great way to use up some of the Halloween candy.
I loved the snickers, my mom loved the butterfinger, and my husband loved them all and said he wanted to eat all of them.  Coming from the least sweet-tooth in the family, this is big.  I am not a huge fan of granny smith apples, but the tartness really balances the sweet really well.  These will become our new fall caramel apple tradition.  DELISH!


  • 5-6 medium granny smith apples
  • bag of caramels
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 1 1/2 cups choc chips, semi sweet or milk chocolate
  • 1 tsp vegetable shortening
  • 6-10 snack size candy bars
  • OTHER TOPPING IDEAS: chopped nuts, crushed pretzels, sprinkles, marshmallows

Total mess when you use wax paper!  JUST SAY NO!
Chop candy bars in tiny pieces if they don't mash well.
Wash and dry apples.  Melt caramels in saucepan over med. low heat with 2 TBSP water.  Line cookie sheet with parchment and spray with cooking spray.  DO NOT USE GREASED WAX PAPER!!!  Dip apples in caramel to coat, let them drip off, and wipe caramel off bottoms and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.  Chill for an hour.  Melt chocolate and vegetable shortening in double boiler.  Drizzle chocolate over caramel apples.  I spread it over the caramel with a spoon. Crush or chop candy bars and sprinkle over chocolate.  Chill for another hour.  The best way to eat these is by cutting in slices with a knife.  Can even drizzle with another kind of chocolate if desired, or drizzle more caramel over the top.  The useless greased wax paper took any ambition out of me.

This is an example of how not to sprinkle the candy bars. :)

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