Popcorn Caramel Apples

Popcorn Caramel Apples

Yield: 4 apples

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Ingredients
  • 1 quart freshly popped popcorn
  • 1 (9.5 oz) package caramels, unwrapped (35 caramels)
  • 1/4 cup light cream or “half and half’
  • 4 lollipop sticks (or wooden candy apple sticks)
  • 4 apples
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Sugar sprinkles
  • Decorative ribbon, optional
     
Directions
  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside.  Place a sheet of waxed paper on work surface.
  2. Heat caramels and cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.  Stir frequently until caramels are melted and cream is blended into caramels.
    Push a stick into an apple center and dip into caramel.  Spoon caramel over apple to coat.  
  3. Place caramel-coated apple into bowl of popcorn and press popcorn onto caramel to cover.  Place apple on waxed paper to set; repeat with remaining apples.
  4. Place chocolate chips in a small, resealable plastic bag.  Microwave 10 seconds and press chips to aid melting.  Repeat, heating at 10-second intervals, until chips are completely melted.  Cut a small corner off bag and squeeze chocolate onto each apple allowing chocolate to drip down sides.  Sprinkle with sugar sprinkles.
  5. Tie a bow to each apple stick, if desired.  To serve, cut apple into slices.
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