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Caramel Apple Bites Recipe


Caramel Apple Bites                                       
Posted by: Pepper Sun, 29 Feb 2004, at 2:31 p.m.
Source: Jan Taylor


FILLING:
1/3 cup chopped unpeeled apple
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
DOUGH:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
TOPPING:
1 pkg. (14 oz.) caramels
2/3 cup evaporated milk
Green toothpicks
1 cup chopped peanuts

In a small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened; set aside to cool. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg, vanilla and salt; beat well. Add flour; mix well. Shape dough into 1" balls. Flatten and place 1/4 tsp. filling in center of each. Fold dough over filling and reshape into balls. Place 1" apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350* for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

In a saucepan over low heat, cook caramels and evaporated milk, stirring occasionally, until caramels are melted. Insert a toothpick into each cookies and dip into caramel until completely coated. Dip bottoms into nuts. Place on wire racks to set.

Makes about 3 dozen.

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