This may have been my most anticipated item on our Fall Fun list because I have never attempted to make caramel apples on my own before. And let me tell you, it was easier and faster than I had thought it would be! Also, Brian ended up really enjoying them and requested I make more :)
My quest to find the caramel candies was what took me the longest and was a bit discouraging. I went to three stores before finding them at Walaart (and then a week later Michael's had them in stock. Which is also where I got the cutest stick-like sticks from too!) Walmart actually had two choices: the wrapped candies (which is the route I went) or the caramel bits.
I did refrigerate the apples after washing and drying thoroughly because I read it helps the caramel stick better. I followed the directions on the caramel package to add 2 Tablespoons of water to the pot and stirred continuously, it only took about 5 minutes and then I was onto dipping.
It all happened so fast I hardly had time to take pictures haha, so what I did take was pretty much "before and after" with no "during", I was not going to let that caramel burn or harden up before I was done with it!
I also used crushed Brownie Batter Oreos and nuts as a little something extra :)
These two, two peas in a pod!