5 medium apples, washed, well dried
1 bag (11 oz.) KRAFT Caramel Bits
2 Tbsp. water
Insert one wooden pop stick (from bag of caramels) into stem end of each apple. Cover large plate with waxed paper; spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
Place caramel bits in medium saucepan. Add water; cook on medium-low heat 3 min. or until caramel bits are completely melted, stirring constantly.
Dip apples into melted caramel until evenly coated, spooning caramel over apples if necessary. Allow excess caramel to drip off. Scrape bottoms of apples; place on prepared plate. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator 15 min. before serving. Store any leftover apples in refrigerator.
Caramel apples can be rolled in a variety of coatings for a sweet treat that is perfect for gift-giving or for serving on a special occasion.
Wash and dry apples thoroughly before dipping into melted caramels so that the caramel sticks to the apples.
Jazz It Up
Roll freshly dipped caramel apples in 1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts. Place on prepared plate and continue as directed.
Jazz It Up
Melt 2 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate. Drizzle over freshly dipped apples; place on prepared plate. Continue as directed.
Easy Microwave Melting
Place caramel bits and water in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 min.; stir until caramel bits are completely melted.