Chocolate Swirl Caramel Apples
*10 Granny Smith Apples or Apple of your choice
*2 pounds Caramel, melted, we like Peter’s Caramel it comes in a 5 pound loaf
*2 cups (more as needed) White Melting Wafers, Ghirardelli
*1 cup (more as needed) Dark Melting Wafers, Ghirardelli
*10 Wilton Treat Sticks or Bamboo Lollipop Sticks
*Apple Cider Vinegar and Paper Towels to clean apples
Rinse the apples and remove the wax from apples if the apples have a wax coating. Use a paper towel, dipped in apple cider vinegar and rub it on each individual apple to remove wax and rinse apples with water after cleaning and dry them completely before dipping apples in caramel.
Melt the caramel in a double boiler or in a 4 cup glass measuring cup place caramel and melt in the microwave in 30 second increments, being careful not to scorch the caramel.
If using caramel squares:
Melt 1 bag (13.5 ounces)of caramels, plus 1 tablespoon water at a time in the microwave (in a small round glass bowl that apples will be able to be dip in easily) removing stirring occasionally with wooden spoon until melted. (Dip as many apples as you can with one bag of caramels before melting another bag of caramels for dipping.)
Push apple sticks into bottoms of apples ( Add a small amount of the white melted wafers to keep apples from spoiling and to help hold the stick in place.) and dip into melted caramel 3/4 of the way up the apple or more if desired. Place dipped apples on a Silpat covered 1/2 baking sheet and let until the caramel set.
Now melt white wafers in another small glass bowl in the microwave in 30 second increments, watching and stirring occasionally until white wafers are melted. Then In a separate glass bowl, repeat for the dark melting wafers.
Take the bowl with the melted white wafers and drizzle with a couple of tablespoons of the melted chocolate on top of the white chocolate making a zigzag pattern and dip apple one at a time and twist Apple slightly and pull apple straight up out of the dipping melted wafers and place on a Silpat covered baking sheet and refrigerate dipped apples until ready to serve.
Also See Caramel Apples