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Old-Fashioned Caramel Apples


Makes 6 servings


1 package (14 ounces) caramels
2 tablespoons water
6 wooden craft sticks
6 medium Granny Smith apples
Chopped toasted pecans, walnuts or roasted peanuts
Colored sprinkles


  1. Place caramels and water in medium heavy saucepan. Cook, stirring frequently, over medium-low heat until melted and very hot.
  2. Insert stick into stem end of each apple. Place nuts in shallow bowl and jimmies in another shallow bowl. Dip apple into caramel, tilting saucepan until apple is coated; let excess caramel drip back into saucepan. Remove excess caramel by scraping bottom of apple across rim of saucepan. Immediately roll apple in pecans and/or sprinkles. Place, stick side up, on baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Repeat with remaining apples. Rewarm caramel, if needed. Refrigerate at least 10 minutes or until caramel is firm.

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