So I got this totally cute text from a friend today who wanted the "recipe" to the caramel apples we made. I told her that she'd die when she found out how easy they were. So here is the "recipe".
6 Granny Smith apples
2 T water
1 lb of caramels...
like these bad boys I got from the bulk candy section at Winco:
You'll also need sticks, toppings of your choice (crushed into pieces), and chocolate. (A good way to crush candy bars/cookies/graham crackers is to put them in a baggie and smash them with a rolling pin. Works every time!)
You unwrap all 10 million of the caramels and stick them in a bowl with the 2T water and melt away. (Melt however you like to melt. I chose to do the double boiler method... put the bowl over a pot of boiling water and stir. But don't let the boiling water touch the bottom of the bowl.)
Stick a stick (we used kabob skewers because that's what we had) into the apple and then dunk it in the melted caramel. (We spooned caramel onto the top of the apple to get the whole thing covered.)
Then (while the caramel is still hot/melted) you roll it in your topping of choice. My personal favorites were the crushed Heath bar and the crushed Oreos. (We also spooned the topping onto the top of the apple.)
If you want chocolate on top of all that.... just melt some chocolate in a baggie, cut off a tiny bit of the corner and go crazy all over your apples! (It looks the best that way ;-)
Easy, easy. Totally fun. And very delicious.