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peanut butter-caramel dark chocolate apples

Servings 5 -7 apples

Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce package caramels*
  • 5 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 4 tablespoon peanut butter
  • popsicle sticks wooden skewers, or caramel apple sticks
  • 5-7 honeycrisp apples
  • 1 12-ounce package dark chocolate chips
  • chocolate jimmies
  • *i used Brach's brand caramels. they tend to be a firmer caramel. if you use a softer caramel use less corn syrup. if mixture is too stiff, use a bit more corn syrup to thin.

Instructions

  • Remove wrappers from caramels (if needed.) Combine caramels, corn syrup and peanut butter in a small saucepan. Heat over low-medium heat until melted and combined.
  • Insert stick/skewer into apple. Dip apple into caramel, spooning mixture all over apple to coat; carefully shake off excess. Place apple on a baking sheet lined with cooking spray-coated parchment paper. Chill 20 minutes or until set.
  • Melt about 9 ounces dark chocolate chips in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in remaining chocolate chips; stir until melted.
  • Dip caramel-coated apple into dark chocolate, spooning chocolate all over apple to coat; carefully shake off excess. Sprinkle bottom half with chocolate jimmies, if desired. Return apple to baking sheet and chill 10 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  • Store at room temperature or in fridge. If chilled, allow to return to room temperature before eating.