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Sweet Shoppe Caramel Apples

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 1 hour + chilling


6 servings

My hand-dipped apples are as beautiful as the ones you’ll find at fancy candy counters, only they’re fresher, better-tasting and more economical. Make some for Halloween or your next party.
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  • 6 large McIntosh apples
  • 6 Popsicle sticks
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/4 cups English toffee bits or almond brickle chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white baking chips


  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. Wash and thoroughly dry apples. Insert a Popsicle stick into each; place on prepared pan. Chill.
  2. In a heavy 3-qt. saucepan, combine the sugar, cream, corn syrup and butter; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 245°, about 1 hour.
  3. Remove from the heat. Working quickly, dip each apple into hot caramel mixture to completely coat, then dip the bottom into toffee bits, about 1/2 in. up the sides. Return to baking sheet; chill.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Transfer to a small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Drizzle over apples.
  5. Repeat with white chips. Chill until set. Remove from the refrigerator 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 1331 calories, 58g fat (32g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 573mg sodium, 208g carbohydrate (167g sugars, 7g fiber), 6g protein.

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