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Chocolate Caramel Apples

Caramel apples get dressed up for this harvesttime holiday with chocolate, nuts and toffee bits. Cut into wedges, these scrumptious apples are easy to share. —Linda Smith, Frederick, Maryland.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 wooden sticks
  • 4 large tart apples
  • 2 cups chopped pecans or peanuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips

Directions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels and water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave 20-40 seconds longer or until the caramels are melted; stir until smooth.
  • Insert wooden sticks into apples; dip apples into the caramel mixture, turning to coat. Coat with nuts; set on waxed paper to cool.
  • Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over apples. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Place on waxed paper to cool. Cut into wedges to serve.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 723 calories, 43g fat (13g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 90g carbohydrate (76g sugars, 8g fiber), 6g protein.

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