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Georgian Caramel Apples

Yield Makes 6 apples

Ingredients

  • 6 large Granny Smith apples
  • 6 wooden craft sticks
  • 1 (14-ounce) bag caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups chopped peanuts, toasted
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate morsels
  • Pecan halves (optional)

How to Make It

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

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

  3. Dip each apple into the caramel mixture quickly, allowing excess caramel to drip off. Roll in chopped peanuts; place on lightly greased wax paper. Chill at least 15 minutes.

  4. 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.

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