Halloween Recipe: Candied Caramel Apples

No need to buy your caramel apples this Halloween -- they're really easy to make! And if you follow this Cook's Country recipe, they'll be the hit of the Halloween party. Because they've got candy on them, see.

Photo courtesy Cook's CountryCandy-Coated Caramel Apples
Makes 6
2 cups crushed Kit Kat, Twix, or Heath candy bars
6 small apples
1 (14-ounce) bag soft caramel candies (freeze for 10 minutes for easier unwrapping)
1/4 cup heavy cream

Prepare apples and candy bars: Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place crushed candy bars in shallow bowl. Insert craft stick into stem end of each apple.

Melt caramels: Heat caramels and heavy cream in medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.

Coat apples: Holding 1 apple with stick over pot of caramel, spoon sauce over apple to coat, allowing excess to drip back into pot. Roll apples in crushed candy, pressing to help candy adhere. Place apple, stick up, on parchment paper. Repeat with remaining apples and serve. (Apples can be refrigerated for several days; bring to room temperature before serving.)

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Katherine's role as the Living editor at KCET.org keeps her running from farms to markets to restaurants to pop-up swaps all over SoCal. She's been living in and writing about this area for over a decade.
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