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“I remember always getting candy and caramel apples at the fair or down the shore when I was a kid. This recipe is a little different with the addition of peanut butter, but just as good or better! If you remember having these as a kid, make them and be a kid again :) Or make them for your kids or grandkids for a treat!”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
8-10 caramel apples
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 -10 small apples, at room temperature
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 (14 ounce) package caramels, unwrapped
  • 12 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • wooden craft stick (popsicle sticks)

Directions

  1. Wash and dry apples.
  2. Insert stick into stem end of each apple and set aside.
  3. Place peanuts in a shallow bowl or pie pan and set aside.
  4. In a heavy saucepan, cook caramels, peanut butter and water over low heat until melted and blended, stirring frequently.
  5. Remove from heat (you may have to return to heat if mixture starts to set up).
  6. Dip and turn each apple in caramel mixture, coating most of the way up.
  7. Allow excess to drip into pan.
  8. Dip apples in peanuts and place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet or into paper cupcake liners.
  9. Store in a cool place or refrigerate.
  10. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.

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