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Caramel Candied Apples

Level
Easy
Prep
20 minutes
Cook
30 minutes
Servings
12 apples
  • Enjoy the sweeter side of life with this playful recipe for Caramel Candied Apples. Dipped in a homemade caramel sauce and rolled in chopped candy bar pieces, these fun-to-eat apples are a special treat for kids of all ages.
KEY INGREDIENTS
Carnation
Sweetened Condensed Milk
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz
NET WT 14 oz (397 g)
INGREDIENTS
  • 12 large tart apples, washed, dried and stems removed (very important to wash well or caramel will slide off)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 ounces assorted candy bars, finely chopped
  • 1 pound box dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
MAKE IT
Step 1
Insert wooden craft stick into each apple. Line trays or baking sheets with wax paper; spray paper with nonstick cooking spray. Place chopped candy bars on separate plates or mix together on one plate.
Step 2
Combine sugar, sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup and butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over medium-low heat. Heat, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Attach candy thermometer to inside of saucepan. Increase heat to medium; cook, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes or until mixture reaches 236° F on thermometer. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract.
Step 3
Dip apples all the way into caramel mixture, shaking off excess. Roll bottom half of apples in chopped candy bars, then place on prepared trays. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Store apples in refrigerator in airtight container.
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