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I was searching for something fall related to make for a neighbor of mine, I saw a recipe for a super easy caramel apple dip and I decided to give it a try. This is so easy to a make and oh so yummy!
- 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 oz)
- Kraft Caramels
- Wide Mouth Half Pint Size Canning Jars (if you plan to give as gifts)
My can of sweetened consdensed milk had a pop-top lid, so I chose to open the bottom with a can opener, so I could use the can to make these super cute tin can treats at a later date.
Pour the Sweetened Condensed Milk and (40) of the unwrapped caramels into a microwave safe bowl. The first time I made these I used the entire bag of caramels and the caramel ended up really stiff. I reduced the amount of caramels to 40 this time, and I like the consistency much better.
Microwave on high for 1 minute.
After the first minute, take the bowl out and stir the caramels and sweetened condensed milk. Continue to microwave (and stir) every 30 seconds until the caramels are completely melted.
Once the caramels are completely melted you will be able to add them to the canning jars or other storage containers. It took me about a total of 3 – 3 1/2 minutes before everything was completely melted. You should end up with 2 half pint jars and a little extra leftover. You can keep the Caramel Apple Dip in the regfrigerator for up to 2 weeks (if it lasts that long!)
Once they are in the jars you can add a ribbon and tag to the jars. I have included a FREE printable of the label I added to the lid. Just right click on the image and save the image as a download. (Big thanks to my son Jordan for making the label for me!)
I packaged a couple apples up in a plastic bag, so I could give the apples and the caramel dip to my neighbor. It turned out great!