Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond
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10 min


Caramel Apples


Put together a tray of dark and spooky treats: Fill bowls with black licorice, jelly beans, M&M's, chocolate cookies, chocolate-covered nuts and dried fruit. Then round it all out with cookie-coated Caramel Apples.

Caramel Apples

Insert a wooden stick into the stem end of each apple. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Make the caramel: Melt the sugar and corn syrup in a large pot over medium-high heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until combined. Don't stress if it starts to clump: It will eventually even out. Cook, swirling the pan but not stirring, until dark amber in color and a candy thermometer registers 245 degrees F, 8 to 12 minutes.

Add the butter all at once, stirring until incorporated. Turn down the heat to medium and pour in the heavy cream (the mixture will foam up); whisk until smooth.

Increase the heat to medium high and bring the caramel up to 250 degrees F, 8 to 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Dip the apples in the caramel and roll in crushed cookies; place on the baking sheet to set, 5 to 10 minutes.

Photograph by Coral Von Zumwalt

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