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Chocolate Caramel Apples

What kid—or adult—could resist these amazing treats? Caramel gets very hot, so keep little ones out of the kitchen for the first part of the recipe.

Serves 10
Ready in 40 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 30 mins
380 calories per serving


> 1 cup chopped pecans
> 10 sturdy skewers
> 10 red apples
> 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
> 2 tbsp water
> 2/3 cup whipping cream
> 2 tbsp butter
> 1 1/2 (3.5 oz) dark chocolate bars
> 1 tsp coarse sea salt


Place a large piece of parchment paper on your work surface and divide the nuts into 10 mounds. Insert the skewers ½ inch into the apples at the stem end.
2 In a heavy saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil over low heat. Let the sugar cook until it reaches a deep brown color, about 320°F on a candy thermometer (don’t go any higher than this; a little lower is fine). Add the cream and butter and cook for 10-15 min., stirring frequently, until you get a golden, thick caramel. Remove from heat.
Dip the apples in the caramel and then roll them in the nuts. Allow 45 min. for the caramel to harden and cool.
Chop the chocolate into pieces. Melt in a bowl or double boiler over boiling water, making sure the bottom of the bowl or double boiler does not touch the water. Remove the skewers from the apples. Spoon chocolate over the apples. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and let the chocolate harden and cool, about 15 min.


Leave on the skewers to make these easier to eat!

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