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Party Caramel Apples

 Party Caramel Apples
I like to decorate my caramel apples with red-hot candies, mini M&M's, jimmies and other small candies. You can really have fun with these. — Natalie Bremson, Plantation, Florida
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min. + standing


  • 8 medium Red Delicious apples
  • 8 Popsicle sticks
  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons molasses
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Chopped salted peanuts and red-hot candies
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped


  • Wash and dry apples; remove stems. Insert Popsicle sticks into
  • bottoms of apples. Place on a buttered baking sheet; refrigerate
  • until ready to use.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, milk,
  • corn syrup, maple syrup, molasses and salt. Stir with a wooden spoon
  • over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil,
  • stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer reads 248°
  • (firm-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.

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Party Caramel Apples (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Dip apples, one at a time, into caramel and then into an ice-water
  • bath for 1-2 seconds to set caramel. Dip apples in peanuts; place
  • on the buttered baking sheet. Press red-hot candies onto apples as
  • desired.
  • In a microwave, melt white chocolate; stir until smooth. Transfer to
  • a small resealable plastic bag; cut a hole in a corner of the bag.
  • Drizzle over apples. Repeat with semisweet chocolate. Decorate with
  • additional nuts and candies as desired. Let stand until set. Yield:
  • 8 caramel apples.
Nutritional Facts: 1 caramel apple equals 911 calories, 31 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 293 mg sodium, 161 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.