AIMEE'S CARAMEL CHOCOLATE DIPPED APPLES
Just remember to cut them with a knife, not your teeth!
- 1½ bags of melting caramels (or make your own caramel mixture)
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1 bag each of white and dark chocolate chips
- 6 apples
- crushed toppings (i.e., I used crushed Oreos, nuts, sprinkles, red-hot candies, mini-M&Ms)
- large wooden dowels
Wash apples and remove stems. Dry the apples with a paper towel or dish towel. Make sure you are using room temperature, not cold apples, or the caramel will slide off of the apple. Melt caramels and milk in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. (Double boiler). In a separate glass bowl, melt your chocolate, also in a double boiler method. Remove caramel and chocolate bowls from heat and set aside. Insert dowel into apple and dip into melted caramel; turn the apple right side up; holding the dowel part down, apple on top; to allow caramel to set. Wait a minute or so, then dip into chocolate or drizzle chocolate over apples; dip in crushed topping and set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to set. (Refrigerate). Place individual apples in a clear, cellophane bag and decorate with pretty ribbon to give as a gift!