Prep time 25 minutes for the seasoned apple dunker for a first timer it may take longer which is perfectly fine. Remember don't stress over it.
Chill time 1 hour 45 minutes (may leave in longer if you so wish it.
Serves 4, Willow scaled this recipe down for the recipe guidelines. Her batches are far more then this and she uses bigger equipment to make all of hers.
She makes these morning of the party (she gets up mighty early!)
Equipment needed for this project:
- nonstick spray or wax paper
- Medium size bowl that can fit in a microwave (if making more then this recipe follow the stove top directions on the caramels)
- Backing cookie sheet small (is making bigger batch use the sizes that will fit in the fridge)
- Mixing spoons
- 4 apples
- 4 Popsicle sticks
- 16 ounces of caramel candies
- 2 tablespoons water
- 10 ounces of dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 ounces white chocolate
Remove the stems of the apples, wash and dry, then insert the sticks into the stem ends. Cover a backing cookie sheet with nonstick spray and/or waxed paper. Willow puts wax paper in her cookie sheets then spray with the nonstick spray, she doesn't want to take any chances! In a medium bowl, microwave the caramels and water for about 2 minutes, stirring at every 1 minutes, until the caramels are completely melted. Dip the apples in the caramel and twirl or spoon the top until coated. Refrigerate on backing sheet for about 30 minutes (a little longer wont hurt them!).
In a medium bowl (even the same bowl after you wash the leftover caramel out or do what willow does and ask dear hubby to scrap as much as possible before washing it) microwave the dark chocolate and butter for about 2 minutes, stirring at every 40 seconds until chocolate is completely melted. Dip the apples in the chocolate and twirl or spoon over the tops until coated. Refrigerate on cookie sheet while malting the white chocolate. In medium bowl microwave the white chocolate for about 2 minutes, stirring every 40 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted. Drizzle over top of apples and refrigerate for at least an hour.
****Update Picture added on October 23, 2009****