Gooey homemade caramel may take a little time, but it's totally worth the effort. Kids and adults alike love this sweet-tart buttery snack. Click through the following slides to learn how to make caramel apples in your own kitchen.
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Push wooden sticks into the top of chilled apples. Return apples to the refrigerator until caramel is ready for dipping.
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Place sugar, corn syrup, and water in a large saucepan; boil, stirring until dissolved. Boil, without stirring, 9 minutes or until light golden.
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Combine half-and-half, vanilla, and salt; slowly stir into pan. Boil until candy thermometer reaches 235° (45 minutes), stirring frequently.
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Pour caramel into a bowl sitting in a hot water bath. Swirl apples in caramel, and place on baking sheet lined with wax paper.