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Chocolaty Caramel Apples

 Chocolaty Caramel Apples
You'll love these easy-to-make caramel apples from our Test Kitchen. They're filled with classic flavor, but capitalize on convenience products to keep things simple. Plus, they're a tasty way to sneak in an extra piece of fruit!
2 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples
  • 2 Popsicle sticks
  • 18 Riesen's chewy chocolate-covered caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions

  • Wash and dry apples; remove stems. Insert Popsicle sticks into
  • apples. Place on a buttered baking sheet; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt caramels and cream over low heat until
  • smooth, stirring occasionally. Place peanuts in shallow dish; set
  • aside.
  • Working quickly, dip each apple into hot caramel mixture to
  • completely coat, then dip the bottom and sides into peanuts. Place
  • on prepared pan; let stand until set. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 apple equals 590 calories, 27 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 83 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 7 g protein.