We began by readying our materials. We got our candies and put them into bowls, spread wax paper over our workspace, washed and dried the apples, and then my oldest worked at getting the sticks into the cores.
I just used a commercial mix for the caramel this year, but have made scratch before. I have actually found that the mix is better at not running off the apples as much.
We dipped the apples, spinning them and letting the trail let off before we....
These ones we refrigerated and left alone. There was another pan that we made where we only dipped in caramel - no candies. We let those harden overnight, and in the morning, we dipped them again!
This time in chocolate!
Then the caramel-chocolate apples were dipped in the treats. Oh, my! (Please note we did this while still in pjs and bathrobes. Who can wait for silly things like getting dressed or doing hair before making such yummy delights?)