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caramel apple bites

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Stormy Stewart
Mio, MI

This recipe and picture I borrowed from "the gypsy melting pot." Never been a large fan of apples but this takes caramel apples and concentrates on the good stuff the caramel and nuts. I winner in my book.

(3 ratings)
yield 3 dozen

Ingredients For caramel apple bites

  • 1/3 c
    finely chopped unpeeled apple
  • 1/3 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    chopped nuts
  • 1 stick
    butter softened
  • 1/4 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 pkg
    (14 oz) caramels
  • 2/3 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 c
  • green tooth picks

How To Make caramel apple bites

  • 1
    In a small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened; set aside to cool.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 3
    Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Flatten and place 1/4 teaspoon filling in center of each. Fold dough over filling and reshape into balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • 4
    Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 5
    In a small saucepan over low heat, cook caramels and evaporated milk until caramels are melted; stir until smooth. Insert a toothpick into each cookie and dip into caramel until completely coated; allow excess to drip off. Dip bottoms into nuts. Place on wire racks to set.
  • 6
    Yield: about 3 dozen.