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Cinnamon Caramel Apples

We used cinnamon and chocolate to give a fun and tasty twist to traditional caramel apples. Rolled in nuts, coconut or colorful candies, they'll delight kids of all ages. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (14 ounces each) caramels
  • 3 tablespoons milk chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 Popsicle sticks
  • 8 large tart apples
  • Jimmies and chopped peanuts

Directions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels, chocolate chips, water, cinnamon and vanilla. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes; stir. Microwave 30-60 seconds longer or until caramels are melted.
  • Insert Popsicle sticks into the apples; dip into caramel mixture, turning to coat. Roll in or press on desired toppings. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 apple: 526 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 111g carbohydrate (93g sugars, 7g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • sstetzel
    Sep 22, 2011

    Just use a double boiler to melt everything. f you don't have a double boiler, place a glass or metal bowl over a sauce pan of hot water.Take care not to get ANY water in with the chocolate & caramel.

  • AlligatorAnnie
    Sep 22, 2011

    I don't own a microwave...need this recipe without microwave instructions!