- ½ cup butter
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Granny Smith apples, with dowel inserted into stem end of each
- Chopped nuts, optional
- Miniature chocolate chips, optional
- Melted chocolate, optional
Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in sugar, corn syrup and dash of salt, mix well. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in condensed milk and cook, stirring constantly to 245 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 15 minutes. Mixture should boil gently over entire surface. Remove from heat, add vanilla.
Dip each apple in caramel mixture, turn to coat, dip into nuts, chocolate chips, or a combination of the two if you would like and set on a buttered sheet pan. Drizzle with melted chocolate around the dowel.
**The ingredients you choose to use to dip your caramel apple into can be changed according to your taste. Different types of nuts, chopped candy, crushed cookies, etc. are all options – use your imagination!