Kids love these apples with a soft, chewy caramel coating.
6 medium-size apples
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 (15 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Insert wooden skewer in stem end of washed and thoroughly dried apples. Combine sugar, corn syrup, milk and salt in a heavy, medium-size saucepan. Stir well until sugar is completely blended. Cook slowly, stirring constantly to soft-ball stage (230 degrees F).
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract; cool slightly.
Working quickly, dip apples in caramel, twirling until well coated. The dipping is easier if mixture is kept out of drafts, so that the caramel will not harden before you have finished. Place apples, stem side up, on buttered plate to harden.