Chocolate Caramel Apples

Caramel apples get dressed up for this harvest time holiday with chocolate, nuts and toffee bits. Cut into wedges, these scrumptious apples are easy to share.

Yield

8 servings

Ingredients

1 (14 ounce) package caramels
2 tablespoons water
4 wooden sticks
4 large tart apples
2 cups chopped pecans or peanuts
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
1 cup English HEATH® BITS OF BRICKLE® Toffee Bits or almond brickle chips

Directions

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels and water. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave 20 to 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 wax paper to cool.

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

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes + cooling

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 each) equals 723 calories, 43 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 90 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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