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Taste of Home’s Caramel Apple Bites

25 Oct

Caramel Apple Bites Recipe

18 Servings

Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients


  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped unpeeled apple
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

  • DOUGH:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk

  • Green toothpicks
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened; set aside to cool.
  •    In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  •    Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Flatten and place 1/4 teaspoon filling in center of each. Fold dough over filling and reshape into balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  •    Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  •    In a small saucepan over low heat, cook caramels and evaporated milk until caramels are melted; stir until smooth. Insert a toothpick into each cookie and dip into caramel until completely coated; allow excess to drip off. Dip bottoms into nuts. Place on wire racks to set. Yield: about 3 dozen.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Caramel-Apple-Bites

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 292 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 157 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Cheats, Mabon

 

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