Sweet and Salty Caramel Apples with Pretzel Bottoms

Sweet and Salty Caramel Apples with Pretzel Bottoms

Sweet and Salty Caramel Apples with Pretzel Bottoms add a satisfying crunch to a favorite fall recipe. It just takes three easy steps—so they’re simple enough to make for crisp autumn afternoons or fun fall parties.

Yield: 5 caramel apples

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Ingredients

5 apples (washed in warm water and dried to remove wax)
5 popsicle sticks
1 14 oz bag of caramel candies, unwrapped
2 cups mini pretzels, broken into small pieces
Baking sheet covered with buttered parchment or wax paper

Directions

  1. Melt 14 ounces (one bag) of caramels with one tablespoon water in microwave for 2 ½ to 3 minutes on high, stirring at one minute intervals.
  2. Remove stems and press a stick into the stem end of each apple. Use stick to, dip each apple into the melted caramel, turning to coat about half-way up. Scrape any excess from the bottom with a spoon.
  3. Immediately dip the apple into the broken pretzel pieces, using your hand to press them in to the caramel.
  4. That’s it! Just refrigerate for one hour to set the caramel, and remove the apples about 15 minutes before serving.

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