A favorite of ours for sure! Caramel, vanilla candy coating, and cinnamon graham crackers — all topped with cinnamon sugar. This is a treat for any time of the year.
4 medium Granny Smith apples
4 wooden sticks
50 unwrapped high quality caramels (such as Werther’s Chewy Caramels)
2 tablespoons Crystal heavy cream
1 0.5 lb. vanilla candy coating (such as Candiquik brand)
7 to 8 cinnamon graham crackers
2 tablespoons sugar
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
Heavy Whipping Cream
Wash the apples under hot water to get off any wax coating, then dry thoroughly removing as much wax as possible. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Set the apples stem side up, and push the sticks down into the apple cores; set aside.
Place caramels and cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until caramel is melted and smooth, about 1½ -2 minutes.
Hold apple by the stick over the bowl and spoon caramel over the apple. Allow the caramel to run down the apple and scrape bottom to remove excess caramel.
Refrigerate the apples until set, at least 10 minutes. The apples can be made and stored in the refrigerator up to 1 day in advance.
Heat candy coating according to package directions. Remove apples from refrigerator and dip each in the vanilla candy coating, allow to set for a few seconds. When coating has slightly set, roll the bottom half in cinnamon graham cracker crumbs. Sprinkle entire apple with cinnamon and sugar and set aside. Repeat with remaining apples.