There are many of us thinking caramel apples, dunking for apples, even better, U-Pick apples—what a fun weekend activity for the whole family.
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Instructions for how-to make caramel apples:
Prepare a baking sheet, covered with parchment or waxed paper.
Wash and dry about 6-8 medium size apples, and skewer them at the stem end with a popsicle stick
Place 1 bag of unwrapped caramels pieces into a large, microwave safe bowl. Add 2 Tablespoons of water and microwave on high for 2 minutes; stirring after each minute. If needed, cook on high at an additional 20-30 seconds, stirring until smooth and of dipping consistency.
Immediately dip the apples into melted caramel and twist to coat evenly.
Place the coated apples on the waxed paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.
For an extra special treat; sprinkle or roll apples with chopped nuts or granola before refrigerating.