Caramel Chocolate Dipped Apples

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Linda Stahl of Hershey Kitchens walks us through the recipe of how to make Rolo Caramel Chocolate Apples.

    Linda Stahl: Looking for a fun and tasty way to celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead. Hi! I am Linda Stahl with Hershey's Kitchen and today I will be showing you how to make Rolo, Day of the Dead Apple Skulls using various delicious Hershey's Candies. To get started I have already lined two cookie trays with wax paper and generously greased the wax paper. Now what we need to do is to remove the stems from our washed apples, insert a wooden ice-cream stick into the stem end of each apple.

    I colored my sticks by soaking them in water and food color in a plastic bag overnight. Our next step is to make our chocolate caramel coating. So we are going to place 31 unwrapped ROLO chewy caramels and milk chocolate into the top of the double boiler, add one tablespoon of milk and then heat until the caramels are melted and the mixture is smooth.

    All right, looks like this is ready. Now if your coating does seem like it's getting a little too thick, you can add a few more drops of milk. So we are going to start coating our apples and we dip the apple into the coating and twirl it and kind of lift it up, you can see the caramel start to drain off the bottom.

    Don't do this too quickly, because you will end up with the big puddle of caramel at the base of your apple. This one looks ready, so now we will just place it on our already greased baking sheet.

    Now that we have our apples coated, we are just going to stick them into the refrigerator for a few minutes to let them get firm. So, now I will start decorating one of my apples. I am going to first take my sugar snow flakes and make the eyes and give them two circles for eyes, right now I am doing okay, just using my fingers, but you might get into a position where the tweezers are going to help you a lot.

    I am going to add yellow eyes, giving his nose and these are bits of the fruit chew that I have already rolled into little balls, I am going t use the snow flakes again for the mouth. So more of the small balls outlining the top of the skull, I am going to put a row of the twizzlers down the side, finish up with right ingredient balls going across the top.

    Looks like this one is finished, so now I will go on and decorate the rest of the apples. So, here we have our Rolo, Day of the Dead Apple Skulls, a delicious treat to enjoy this season.