Wash apples, then dry completely. (Note: In order for the caramel sauce to stick to the apples, the apples need to be well chilled before washing, drying and dipping in the caramel sauce.)
Insert wooden pop stick into stem end of each apple. Microwave caramels and water in large glass microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 to 2-1/2 min. or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended when stirred.
Cover large plate with parchment; spray with cooking spray. Dip apples, 1 at a time, into caramel sauce, turning to evenly coat each apple. Hold dipped apple over bowl to let excess caramel drip back into bowl. Dip apples in coconut; place on prepared plate. Refrigerate 15 min.
Microwave chocolate in separate microwaveable bowl 1 to 1 min. 15 sec. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min.; stir until completely melted. Drizzle chocolate over apples; return to plate.
Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate is firm. Remove apples from refrigerator 15 min. before serving. (Note: Caramel apples can be refrigerated up to 2 days before serving.)
Here's a special-occasion treat that is perfect for enjoying in the fall when apples are at their peak.
Substitute 2/3 cup chopped salted peanuts for the toasted coconut.
Where to Find Wooden Pop Sticks
Look for wooden pop sticks in craft stores. Or, you can use lollipop sticks instead which can also be found in most craft stores.
If the apples you purchase are waxed, be sure to wash the wax off completely before dipping apples in the melted caramels.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 16g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol less than 5mg
Total Carbohydrates 88g
Dietary Fiber 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.