Mini Chocolate Dipped Caramel Apples with Vanilla Swirls
Special equipment: 30 wooden pop sticks, cut to 3/4 of the length and bows, for decoration
Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Remove the stem from each apple and press a wooden stick into the top. Put the caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 4 minutes, stirring once. Add more time in 30 second increments, if needed.
Roll each apple quickly in the caramel sauce until well coated and shake to remove the excess. Arrange on the baking sheet to set. Cool for 30 minutes.
Fill a microwavable squeeze bottle halfway with colored vanilla flavored candy melts and microwave it in 30 second increments, squeezing the bottle to distribute the heat. Drizzle on the cooled apples and decorate with a bow when completed.
This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
Recipe courtesy Manouschka Guerrier, 2010