You will delight your family and guests with a special treat when you learn how to make Kraft caramel apples the old fashioned way. Serve a time honored, economical, and uniquely American dessert at your next picnic, or holiday barbecue.
To make Kraft caramel apples, you will need:
- 6 medium apples
- Wooden craft sticks
- Kraft Caramels (14 ounce package)
- Pot or Pan
Prepare the apples. Wash the apples in water and dry them thoroughly. Insert a wooden craft stick in the top of each apple to server as a handle while eating. Cover a cookie sheet or plate with waxed paper.
Unwrap the caramel pieces and put them in a pot. Add two Tablespoons of water to the caramels and melt them on a medium to low heat. Stir the melting caramels constantly with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Lower the heat if you detect scorching in the bottom of the pot. Continue stirring until the caramels are completely melted then turn off the heat.
Dip the apple in the melted caramel. It may be necessary to spoon caramel on the apple to cover it if the melted caramel is not deep enough. Hold the coated apple over the pot until the excess caramel drips off. Use a knife to scrape excess caramel off the bottom of the apple before placing it on the waxed paper. Place the caramel apples in the refrigerator for an hour. Fifteen minutes before serving, let the apples warm to room temperature.
Add your favorite extra goodies to the caramel apple by rolling the bottom of the apple in chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, crushed cookies or graham crackers.
Hot sugar can cause serious burns to your skin. Use caution when working with melted caramel. Treat burns with cold water; for serious burns, seek medical attention.
“The Kraft Cookbook (75 Years of Good Food Ideas)”, by Kraft Editors, 1977