Kraft Caramel Apples

(adapted from the Kraft website)

Ingredients:

5 medium apples, washed, well dried

5 wooden craft sticks

1 bag (11 oz.) KRAFT Caramel bits or individually wrapped candies

2 Tbsp. water

Optional toppings: cup chopped peanuts spread on a paper plate, melted chocolate,chopped dried fruit

Directions:

Wash and dry apples thoroughly.

Place one wooden stick into stem end of each apple. Cover large plate with waxed paper; spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

Place caramel bits or unwrapped caramels in medium saucepan. Add water; cook on medium-low heat 3 min. or until caramel is completely melted, stirring constantly.

Dip apples into melted caramel until evenly coated, spooning caramel over apples if necessary. Allow excess caramel to drip off and then place on prepared plate. If using optional toppings, roll apples or sprinkle them with toppings, as desired. Refrigerate apples for at least 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator 15 min. before serving. Store any leftover apples in refrigerator.

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