Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Caramel Apples

Chocolate Caramel Apples – A great-tasting Halloween party treat!

Chocolate Caramel Apples

Ingredients

1 – 14 oz. package caramels
2 tablespoons water
4 wooden sticks
4 large tart apples
2 cups chopped pecans or peanuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
1 cup English toffee bits

Directions

~In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels and water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave 20-40 seconds longer (or until the caramels are melted); stir until smooth.

~Insert wooden sticks into apples; dip apples into the caramel mixture, turning to coat. Coat with nuts; set on waxed paper to cool.

~Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over apples. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Place on waxed paper to cool. Cut into wedges to serve.

~Makes 8 servings.


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