Gourmet Caramel Apples
4 large tart apples
4 wooden pop sticks
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4-1/2 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon shortening
1 package (11 ounces) Kraft caramel bits
2 tablespoons water
4 pretzel rods, coarsely crushed
1/2 cup Reese’s pieces
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. Wash and thoroughly dry apples. Insert a pop stick into the top of each; set aside.
Place chocolate chips in separate microwave-safe bowls. Heat in a microwave until melted; stir until smooth. In another microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating and shortening; stir until smooth.
Combine caramels and water in another microwave-safe bowl. Heat in a microwave until melted; stir until smooth. Dip apples into caramel; turn to coat. Immediately press pretzels and Reese’s pieces into sides of apples. Drizzle melted chocolate and candy coating over tops. Place on prepared pan; let stand until set. Yield: 4 servings.
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