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HERSHEY'S Spider Web Caramel Apples

Details

Time
1 hour
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
6 dipped apples

Everyone will want to know how you made these apples with caramel sauce. But it’s so easy! Just melt caramel for apples, then drizzle the apple with melted chocolate to create a spider web design. It's the perfect spooky-sweet treat for Halloween.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Chill Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag

    soft caramel candies (14 oz) (about 50), unwrapped

  • 1 Tbsp

    water

  • 6

    wooden ice cream sticks

  • 6

    apples medium-size, rinsed and stems removed

  • 1 tsp

    shortening

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

tray
tray
wax paper
wax paper
microwave-safe bowl
microwave-safe bowl
microwave
microwave
refrigerator
refrigerator
measuring spoons
measuring spoons
microwave-safe measuring cup
microwave-safe measuring cup
1

Line tray with wax paper; generously butter or spray wax paper with nonstick cooking spray. Insert wooden stick into stem end of each thoroughly dried apple.

2

Place caramels and water in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at High (100%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth.

TIP

Caramel mixture can also be melted and kept warm in bowl placed on top of saucepan of simmering water.

3

Dip apples into warm mixture, turn until coated. Scrape off exess coating; place on prepared tray. If necessary, warm coating by microwaving an additional 15 seconds at a time. Refrigerate until firm (about 30 minutes).

4

Place chocolates and shortening in microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave at Medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolates are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.

5

Drizzle melted chocolate over caramel-coated apples.

Additional questions?