Tested till perfect Licorice Caramel Apples

Licorice Caramel Apples

Don't be spooked by the combination of licorice and tart McIntosh apple. It's surprisingly delicious. Spartan and Golden Delicious apples also work well.

By Claire Stancer

Source: © CanadianLiving.com

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  • Portion size 8

Ingredients

  • vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsassorted minature candies
  • 3 pkg 3pkg(each 200 g) licorice toffee
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspwater
  • 8 8McIntosh appIeMcIntosh appIes
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuporange candy moulding waferorange candy moulding wafers
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Preparation

Cover baking sheet with parchment paper or foil; brush lightly with oil. Evenly divide candies into 8 mounds on baking sheet.

In microwaveable bowl, microwave licorice toffee and water, uncovered, at High for 2 minutes. Stir; microwave for 1 minute or until melted. (Alternatively, heat in top of double boiler over medium heat until melted.)

Insert wooden stir stick into stem end of each apple, Holding stick, dip 1 apple into hot toffee mixture, spooning over apple to cover completely and letting excess drip back into bowl. Press end of apple into 1 candy mound, pushing candies into toffee to help adhere. Let stand. Repeat with remaining apples, reheating toffee if beginning to thicken. Refrigerate apples for at least 1 hour or until firm or for up to 8 hours.

In small microwaveable bowl, microwave orange candy moulding wafers at Medium (50%) for about 2 minutes or until melted. (Alternatively, melt in top of double boiler over medium heat.) Stir until smooth; drizzle as desired over apples. Let stand for 30 minutes. (Apples can be individually wrapped in plastic wrap and refirigerated for up to 1 day.)

Additional information :

Variation
Chocolate Caramel Apples:
Substitute 1-1/4 lb (625 g) chocolate caramels (about 1-1/2 packages) for the licorice toffee.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 675 pro 5g total fat 14g carb 141g
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