Classic Caramel Apples

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Ingredients

  • 8 Granny Smith or other tart apples
  • 2 bags (11 oz.) soft caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Preparation

Line a baking sheet with parchment. Stem 8 Granny Smith or other tart apples. Wash; dry well. Insert a wooden craft stick into the top of each apple. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 bags (11 oz. each) soft caramels with 2 tbsp. water, stirring often, until smooth, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in 2 tbsp. heavy cream; reduce the heat to low. Holding the sticks, dip apples one at a time into the caramel; let excess drip back into the pan. Scrape excess caramel off the bottom and roll in toppings, if using; transfer to the baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, 1 to 2 hours.