Remember these treats, say, at a local fair, festival, etc.!? Well here’s what I’ve created: a simple caramel apple, with a little flair. Simple, yet de-lic-ious.
Let’s call them: Chocolate, Vanilla, Candied, Caramel CANDIQUIK Apples. Or just candied apples…
Below are just some of the many ingredients we could use to get creative. 4 are necessities:
+ any candy, nuts, and sprinkles you wish to use!
I used lollipop sticks for the apples – some muscle required…
Melt the whole bag of caramels with 2 Tbsp water over low to medium-low heat, babysitting and stirring constantly.
I may lack patience, but it does seem take a little while for them to melt smoothly.
I started by dipping the apples in caramel and placing back on the wax paper to cool. You can speed up the process and put them in the fridge to cool.
Tip: If caramel apples are sticking to the wax paper - use a light coat of nonstick cooking spray.
You really can take this anyway you want now. Once the caramel was set on the apples, add a lil’ vanilla CQ on a caramel apple…chocolate on another, how about some M&M’s. Half chocolate dipped – with pecans, why not!? To get the spilled chocolate effect – simply spoon a glob of CANDIQUIK® onto the top of the apple and push to the edges, allowing it to drip down the sides of the apple.
And if you’re drooling like I was while making these - grab an apple, slice it up, dip in caramel, then in chocolate, and dispose of it.
Tip: if putting candy on – wait until either the CANDIQUIK® or caramel has dried a bit, otherwise they slip and fall to the bottom! (Look closely in my pic – dang M&M’s)
Now eat up!