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These little guys can be made for anything from preschool snacks to dessert for a nice dinner.  They’re really easy to make, but you have to know a few tricks before making them.

Ingredients:

5 Granny Smith Apples
1 package Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels or Kraft Caramel Bits
2 packs lollipop sticks
sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, crushed candy bars, etc.
flour for dredging

Place a sheet of waxed paper on a cookie sheet.  Spray with cooking spray.  Set aside.

Use a melon baller to scoop rounded balls from the apples.  Cut the peel off each mini apple after scooping.  Dredge the mini apples in flour and skewer with a lollipop stick as shown in the photo.  Add caramels to a medium sauce pan on medium-low heat.  Follow package directions if using Caramel Bits (these are new, I believe and so easy to use!).  If using Werther’s Caramels, cook over medium-low heat until melted.  Dip dredged apples in melted caramel.  Make sure to cover the apples completely.  Let the excess caramel drip off – scrape the bottom of the apples if necessary.  Immediately sprinkle or roll apples in toppings.  Refrigerate until caramel is set, about one hour.  Remove 15 minutes before serving.

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