Peanuts, sprinkles, candy-coated chocolate pieces or any other desired candy or nut toppings
1 package (14 ounces) caramel candies
1 tablespoon water
5 Granny Smith apples*, peeled
Small wooden sticks for lollipop sticks
*You may use any type of apple.
1. Place 20 to 25 paper baking cups on baking sheet; set aside. Place peanuts, sprinkles, candy-coated chocolate pieces and any desired toppings on separate small plates; set aside.
2. Combine caramels and water in large saucepan; heat over low heat. Cook and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
3. Using a melon baller, scoop four to five balls from each apple. Insert wooden sticks into apple balls. Dip into caramel, rotating to coat evenly; let excess caramel drip off.
4. Roll apples in desired toppings. Place in prepared baking cups on prepared baking sheet; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.
Makes 20 to 25 pops
Recipe © 2011 Publications International, Ltd.
Photo © 2011 Publications International, Ltd.