I read about the wax that is put on apples, so it's very important that you take a brand new scrub sponge and clean all your apples first. This will help the hot caramel stick.
Melting Caramel (I used two different kinds, one purchased in Oak Glen Apple Country and another in a block sold at my local cake store) or you can use 1 bag of Kraft caramels
4-6 large, tart and/or firm apples (usually Granny Smith works best for caramel apples)
1 bag white melting chips or milk chocolate melting chips (or a little of both)
Wash, scrub (with a brand new yellow sponge), and dry apples. This is important or your caramel won't stick because of the wax coating stores put on apples.
In a medium saucepan, melt caramel according to package directions. (this is sometimes down in the microwave too) Put popsicle stick/apple stick in the apple. Dip in melted caramel making sure to fully coat it. Place on parchment or wax paper that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cool in the refrigerator (or on the counter top if you have tons of time) until caramel is set up, about 15 minutes. Trim off the excess caramel puddle (this can be remelted).
Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Coat the apple with the chocolate. Let it set up a little bit before sprinkling it with topping of your choice. Cool completely in the fridge. Cut into slices and serve.
Cinnamon SugarPie: White Chocolate and Cinnamon Sugar (make cinnamon sugar with 1 cup of sugar and 1 tbsp of cinnamon)
Apple Pie: White Chocolate with mixture of 1-1/2 tbsp of brown sugar and 3 dashes of cinnamon (makes one apple)