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We made caramel apples yesterday and I am disappointed. I followed a recipe in my slow cooker cookbook - melted caramels with a 1/2 cup of water and then dipped the apples - but the mixture was way too runny, hardly any of the caramel stuck to the apples. I wonder if leaving the water out, or only using one tablespoon, would give me a better result next time. Any suggestions?
 

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If you are using caramel candies you do not need to add water. I made some too last week and alot of it ran off but I think maybe it was too warm in the house or something.
 

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Also I have found that when you buy apples from the grocery store with that shiny waxy stuff on them the caramel wont stick well.
 

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I will definitely try it without water next time. We picked the apples ourselves and washed and dried them well - it must just be the water.
 

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Yeah, leave out the water. Adding just 1T of butter will make the caramel nice and chewy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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