I found this idea for caramel apples on facebook and just had to share it. So cute. And you can even use my recipe for home-made caramel sauce instead of using the caramel bits instead. I'd also like to mention that is you are having trouble getting the caramel to stick to the apples, just put the caramel sauce in the frig long enough to cool a bit and make sure your apples are dry. then dip them and the caramel should stick better.
Make Apple rounds with melon baller. Insert one candy stick into each apple round.
Cover plate with wax paper. Spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
Place caramel bits in medium saucepan. add water. Cook on medium low, heat 3 minutes or until caramel bits are completely melted. stirring constantly. Or if you prefer you can use my recipe on JAP for my home-made caramel sauce.
Dip apples into caramel until evenly coated, spooning caramel over apples if necessary. Allow excess caramel to drip off. Scrape bottoms of apples, place on prepared plate. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.