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These are the easiest and funnest gifts for anytime of season! And they are delicious to eat too!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 apples
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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wooden craft sticks

Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Dip apples into boiling water briefly, using a slotted spoon, to remove any wax that may be present. Wipe dry, and set aside to cool. Insert sticks into the apples through the cores.

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  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and coat with cooking spray. Place the unwrapped caramels into a microwave-safe medium bowl along with 2 tablespoons of water. Cook on high for 2 minutes, then stir and continue cooking and stirring at 1 minute intervals until caramel is melted and smooth.

  • Hold apples by the stick, and dip into the caramel to coat. Set on waxed paper; refrigerate for about 15 minutes to set.

  • Heat the chocolate with 1 tablespoon of shortening in a microwave-safe bowl until melted and smooth. Dip apples into the chocolate to cover the layer of caramel. Return to the waxed paper to set.

  • Melt the candy melts in the microwave with the remaining shortening, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Use a fork or wooden stick to flick colored designs onto your apples for a finishing touch. Refrigerate until set, overnight is even better.

Nutrition Facts

831 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 131.6g; fat 34.8g; cholesterol 22.2mg; sodium 248.8mg. Full Nutrition
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