Recipes and Cooking Chocolate Caramel Apples Be the first to rate & review! Dipped into chocolate and caramel, these special treats make an impressive Christmas gift. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 4, 2005 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Peter Krumhardt Prep Time: 1 hrs 15 mins Stand Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 14 ounce package vanilla caramels, unwrapped 2 tablespoon water 8 - 10 medium apples 8 - 10 wooden craft sticks 2 ½ cup semisweet chocolate pieces (15 ounces) 1 tablespoon shortening 1 ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted, and/or coarsely chopped peanuts Directions Butter a piece of foil; place on a baking sheet. Set aside. In a medium saucepan combine caramels and water. Cook over medium-low heat until caramels are melted and smooth, stirring frequently. Turn heat to low. Wash and dry apples. Insert stick into stem end of each apple. Dip apples into hot caramel mixture, spooning caramel over apples to coat entirely. Allow excess caramel to drip off. Place on prepared foil; let stand about 30 minutes or until firm. In a small saucepan melt chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly. Dip bottom halves of apples in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Sprinkle with nuts. Place on a piece of parchment or waxed paper set on a baking sheet. Let stand about 30 minutes or until set. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Tips Although most apple varieties will work for Chocolate Caramel Apples, youngsters may prefer sweeter ones, such as Gala, Delicious, or Crispin. Many adults, however, will delight in the contrast of sweet caramel with tart apples, such as Granny Smith, Braeburn, or Jonathan. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 772 Calories 31g Fat 132g Carbs 10g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 772 % Daily Value * Total Fat 31g 40% Saturated Fat 14g 70% Sodium 261mg 11% Total Carbohydrate 132g 48% Total Sugars 98g Protein 10g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.