Taffy Apple Cupcakes

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This recipe blurs the line between candied apple and cupcake! Everyone will love this sweet taffy treat on a stick.

Yield: Makes one dozen.


  • 1 18 1/4 oz. pkg. carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 20 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts, finely chopped
  • 12 wooden craft sticks


  1. Prepare cake mix according to package instructions; stir in apples and cinnamon. Fill paper-lined jumbo muffin cups 2/3 full.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near center tests clean.
  3. Combine caramels and milk in a small saucepan over low heat; stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle caramel over cooled cupcakes; sprinkle nuts over top. Insert a craft stick into center of each cupcake.
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