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“I found this in a Taste of Home Magazine (Oct./Nov. 2002). I haven't tried it yet, but plan on trying it for Halloween! I guessed on the prep-time.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (14 ounce) package caramels
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 wooden sticks
  • 4 large tart apples
  • 2 cups chopped pecans or 2 cups peanuts
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (6 oz.)
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • 1 cup English toffee bits or 1 cup almond brickle chips


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the caramels and water.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir.
  3. Microwave 30-45 seconds longer or until caramels are melted.
  4. Insert wooden sticks into apples.
  5. Dip apples into the caramel mixture, turning to coat.
  6. Coat with nuts; set on waxed paper to cool.
  7. Melt chocolate chips and shortening; drizzle over apples.
  8. Sprinkle with toffee bits.
  9. Set on waxed paper to cool.
  10. Cut into wedges to serve.

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