Caramel Apples are just one of those things you have to eat around the holidays....or it's just not the holidays...you know?
But the caramel apples you get from the store are 99.99% of the time going to be really sour, really bruised, and the only part worth eating is the caramel....sigh.
So the last resort (which should have been the first resort) is making them yourself! (go figure...)
When you make them yourself, you save money, know exactly what goes into you and your family, and know exactly how old and bruised the apples are that you are eating.
Plus the recipe only takes like 25 minutes and is sooooooo easy, you'd be crazy not to try it!!!
6 apples (bruise free, and sweet are ideal)
1 (14 oz.) package of individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
1 1/2 Tbs. milk
Remove the stem from each apple and press a craft stick into the top. Put wax paper on a cookie sheet. (chill the apples in the freezer while completing the next steps, this will help the caramel stick to the apples better.)
Place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes, this will also help the caramel to stick better.
Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. Roll in whatever else you want, such as sprinkles crushed peanuts, or pie crust bits. Place on prepared sheet to set. I just put it in the fridge for like five minutes, because that's all I can take!!!!