Calypso Caramel Apples

Southern Living
Makes 6 apples


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6 large Granny Smith apples
6 wooden craft sticks
1 (14-ounce) bag caramels, unwrapped
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon water
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
1 cup toasted coconut
1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate morsels
Pecan halves (optional)


Wash and dry apples; remove stems. Insert craft sticks into stem end of each apple; set aside.

Combine caramels, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon water in a microwave-safe glass bowl. Microwave on HIGH 90 seconds or until melted, stirring twice.

Dip each apple into the caramel mixture quickly, allowing excess caramel to drip off. Combine chopped macadamia nuts and toasted coconut; roll each apple in macadamia nut-coconut mixture and place on lightly greased wax paper. Chill at least 15 minutes.

Microwave chocolate morsels at HIGH 90 seconds or until melted, stirring twice; cool 5 minutes. Pour chocolate where craft sticks and apple meet, allowing chocolate to drip down sides of apples. Press pecan halves onto chocolate, if desired. Chill 15 minutes or until set.

NOTE: For testing purposes only, we used Kraft Caramels.

Created date

November 2003