Okay for your caramel squares I highly suggest the Kraft brand also these bags are 340g this will give you plenty of caramel to cover your apples and leave you with a little extra that you can store.
Okay so here's the supplies! First things first, wash and dry your apples and then place them in the freezer for about 15 minutes. This helps the caramel set properly on the apples.
Get a microwave safe 4 cup measuring cup. I HIGHLY suggest you use this instead of just a bowl because its 10X easier to dunk your apples in.
Start unwrapping all of the caramel squares and place them in your measuring cup. Yes I know its a pain in the butt to unwrap all of those little squares but its TOTALLY worth it!!
Pour milk into your measuring cup and place in the microwave for one minute.
After one minute take out and stir then place back in the microwave for 30 seconds, take out and stir then pop back in for another 30 seconds and then you should be ready!
NOW IF your caramel is still not melted do 10 second intervals in the microwave. DO NOT OVER HEAT! This will cause your caramel to burn and you can't fix that so be careful!
Your caramel should look like this. Now, make sure to mix up the caramel as much as possible you don't want chunks :D Allow the caramel to cool for a good five minutes.
Take the apples from the freezer, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. It is important you use parchment paper or waxed paper without it your apples will stick and become a mess.
I also suggest you take some PAM or any cooking oil spray an lightly spray a little on the parchment paper before putting the caramel apples on. This will keep them from sticking and making a mess.
Take the stems out of the apples by simply twisting them and then insert popsicle sticks.
Get a paper towel and wipe off any water that might be on the apples. This is also important, if there is water on the apples the caramel won't stick properly.
And now its time :)! Simply dunk your apple into the caramel sauce gently turning the apple to allow the caramel to get ALL of the apple.
Like so, lift your caramel apple up and allow any excess caramel to drip back into the measuring cup. With a knife scrap the bottom of the apples to get off any MORE of the excess caramel.
Place onto the parchment paper and repeat until all apples are coated. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to allow the caramel to set and cool.
Now, you can dress these apples up with crushed peanuts or even drizzle chocolate over them. It's up to you, my personal preference is just plain ole caramel apples. Can't beat the classics :D
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- 6.0 Apples
- 2.0 Packages of individually wrapped caramel squares
- 2.0Tbsp Milk
- 6.0 Popsicle sticks