A classic caramel apple recipe perfect for entertaining. Using caramel confectionary makes this recipe a breeze.
I've been making these every Halloween for years (sans the vanilla). I use Pascall brand Columbines caramels. They don't harden completely like a toffee apple but are firm if you refrigerate them - 27 Oct 2012
this recipe looks easy enough even for me - can anyone tell me if the caramel is hard like a toffee apple. - 27 Nov 2011
This is a great recipe; I did do one thing differently... I wrapped each apple in paper towels after putting the wood stick in it, then put them in a big gallon freezer bag and stuck them in the freezer for an hour first. When I dipped the apples in the caramel, I made sure there was no condensation on the outside of the apple (hence I wrapped them in the paper towels) and the caramel stuck to the apple better, I didn't have so much runoff and the caramel set faster. Makes less of a puddle around the bottom. if you do this, it's harder to put sprinkles on it as the caramel sets faster but I suppose if you had a plate of whatever you wanted on the outside right next to the stove, that may be easier\faster. But this is just what I did. - 24 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)