Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Food-safe branches, such as magnolia twigs, or craft sticks
1 (14-oz.) package caramels
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon water
Crushed peanut brittle or toasted pecans
How to Make It
Remove the stems from apples, and insert food-safe branches or craft sticks. Microwave caramels, vanilla extract, and water until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Quickly dip or drizzle apples with caramel mixture; roll or sprinkle with crushed peanut brittle or toasted pecans, if desired. Stand apples on lightly greased wax paper, and chill 15 minutes before serving.
I omitted the twigs, but it was a great jump off point!! I used crushed walnuts and also a drizzling of melted white chocolate too. They were a wonderful hit at our first fall gathering!! I was surprised at how easy it was to do, I'll never buy a caramel apple again, now that I know that I can successfully do it with ease!!
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