How to Make Caramel Apples Recipe

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Caramel Apples Recipe Description

This is a traditional, old-fashioned fall treat. Back in Grandma’s day, she made this Caramel Apples Recipe. Then, she handed them out as treats on Halloween. They are popular at Halloween parties, too.

Yield: 10-12

Did you know? There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples worldwide. About 2500 varieties exist in the U.S. Of those, 100 apple varieties are grown commercially in the U.S. And, just15 of those varieties make up 90% of total production.  

Caramel Apples Recipe Ingredients

10-12Apples, washed and stems removed
1/2 cupButter
2 cupsBrown Sugar, firmly packed
1 cuplight corn syrup
14-ounce cansweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoonVanilla
1 cupchopped, salted peanuts
10-12food sticks

Recipe Directions

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add brown sugar and corn syrup.
  3. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in condensed milk.
  5. Continue to cook and stir for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, add vanilla, and stir in.
  7. Push a food stick into the apple where the stem was.
  8. Dip apple into caramel.
  9. Dip apple into peanuts.
  10. Place onto a sheet of buttered, waxed paper.
  11. Allow to cool.

Note: You can use other things for dipping or coating your caramel apples. Try other kinds of chopped nuts, mini M&Ms, mini marshmallows, and granola.

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