Although they are messy and difficult to eat, caramel apples are super easy to make! All you do is jam a stick into the apples and dip them into melted caramel squares.

This nostalgic dessert is a fabulous way to welcome the arrival of October, and would be fun to make with kids. It takes at least an hour for the caramel to harden, so make these apples in advance. Get the scrumptious recipe when you

Caramel Apples
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2 pounds lady apples or tart apples, such as Macouns or Winesaps
1 pound caramel squares
10 wooden sticks

  1. Wash and completely dry the apples. Insert a wooden stick into thetop end of each. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the caramels with 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water. Cook until smooth, stirring occassionally, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. While the caramel is hot, dip the apples in, swirling to coat evenly. Let the excess caramel drip off and place the apples on the lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator to harden, about 1 hour.

Makes 10 apples.

NUTRITION PER SERVINg: CALORIES 216.67(16% from fat); FAT 3.82g (sat 3.01g); PROTEIN 2.3mg; CHOLESTEROL 3.18mg; CALCIUM 67.6mg; SODIUM 111.96mg; FIBER 2.55g; CARBOHYDRATE 46.45g; IRON 0.16mg