I always wonder, carmel vs caramel. I always put carmel and I am wrong apparently, that is not a word. Well it is a proper noun, but not a way to say the delicious sugar substance. So if I slip and write it wrong, don't get mad at me. Also I can't bring myself to say car-a-mel. Maybe it is a midwest thing I just don't know. But on to the good stuff - there is a chocolate shop in Fort Wayne that sells chocolate caramel apples that are to die for. The apple is as big as a baby's head, no joke. Paul bought me one for my birthday the first year we were dating and I knew I just had to try making one. They are super easy to make, and ever time fall rolls around and the Michigan apples are in the store it is caramel chocolate apple time!
4 medium large apples
1 11.5oz bag chocolate (I prefer milk chocolate)
1 bag caramel (bits or wrapped candies)
nuts for garnishing - optional
1. De-stem your apples and stick a craft stick or cake pop stick in the center (while I think the stripey straws are really cute, don't do it, not my best plan. If you want cute sticks you could always dress craft sticks up with washi tape)
5. Dip and roll your apples in the chocolate, if you want to add nuts sprinkle them on now, return to the fridge to harden before cutting and eating!