Caramel apples may seem intimidating to make by hand, but these easy caramel apples only require two ingredients and take almost no effort! Use a double boiler or fondue pot to melt the caramel. You can also melt caramel on the stove in a big pot, but we've found a double boiler easier to handle (and less likely to spit caramel back out at us). This is also a really fun recipe for kids. They'll love making these easy caramel apples just as much as they'll love eating them!
Melt the 14-oz. package of caramel in a double boiler, electric melting pot or fondue pot. Add water per directions on caramel package.
Remove apple stem and push a wooden stick in the top. Dip apples in the melted caramel, then place them on a cooling rack. Refrigerate for one hour and let stand at room temperature before serving.
Fun variations: top apples with candy sprinkles, crushed nuts or chopped candy bars before refrigerating. Feeling really indulgent? After apples have cooled, dip them in melted chocolate and cool again before serving.