Left: Layers used are caramel, milk chocolate, pecans, white chocolate
Middle: caramel, milk chocolate, M&Ms, white chocolate, blue decorator icing (comes in a pack)
Right: caramel, milk chocolate, walnuts, white chocolate, dark chocolate chips
Outrageous Candy Apples came to be years ago when Lincoln was little. I distinctly remember him sitting in his high chair watching me intently as I made caramel apples. I started out going to coat the apples in caramel then in a layer of chocolate. He would laugh each time I added a layer. Before long I was melting every flavor chocolate I had and rolling the apples in any combination of nuts and/or candy. They were beautiful and huge. Almost too pretty to eat. Almost! I started giving them as Christmas gifts to friends and neighbors. One apple is large enough to share, I promise!! There is no right or wrong way to make these. This is what I do. Add any combination of toppings that you enjoy.
Outrageous Candy Apples
Fuji or Granny Smith apples
Concord Foods Caramel Apple Wraps (pictured above)
Wilton Candy melts in white chocolate and dark chocolate (pictured above)
Any combination of candy and/or nuts:
white, milk, or dark chocolate chips
crushed candy bars
Wash and completely dry apples. Press and spread the sheet of caramel over top and down sides of apple. Insert stick into top of each apple. Set aside. Melt chocolate. Dip apple in chocolate, covering as much apple as possible up to the stick. Immediately sprinkle first layer of candy on chocolate while it is still soft. Set on waxed or parchment paper to dry. After chocolate hardens, squeeze another chocolate that has been melted in a zip-top bag over candy on apples. Add additional layer while chocolate is soft or, if finished, allow to dry and harden completely on waxed paper.
Store in an air-tight container.
If giving as gifts, wrap in cellophane sheet and tie at stick with pretty ribbon.