This may come as a surprise, but I realized the other day that I have never made homemade caramel apples before. I'm not sure why I've never explored making these tasty treats, but it wasn't until my youngest daughter spent the day with me recently that we decided to give them a try. Since this was a first for us, we had no idea they were so easy to make so I wanted to post the recipe for other first timers out there.
5-6 small apples
1 pkg. Kraft Caramels
2 Tbsp. water
Remove the stem from each apple. Wash and thoroughly dry the apples.
Push a wooden or paper stick into the stem end of each apple. Line a baking sheet or a plate with parchment paper so you’ll have a place to put those delicious apples once they’re all dipped and ready. The instructions said to butter the wax paper generously. I just rubbed the entire stick of butter across the paper and it worked great. Next, unwrap the caramels and place them in a small saucepan with the water.
Cook the caramels and water on a low flame, stirring occasionally. Keep stirring the caramels as the water heats up to keep them from burning.
Stir until it's all melted and smooth like this:
Dip each apple into the caramel mixture, turning to coat.
Be sure to coat the apple completely using the spoon, but let the excess drip off before putting them stick-up on the parchment paper.
Sit them in the refrigerator for 1 hour and that's it!
Are you a fan of caramel apples? Do you have a special recipe that you use? I'd love to hear about it.
Enjoy your weekend!