Peanut butter cups are one of my top favorite candies. I have dipped my apple slices in peanut butter for years, so a caramel apple covered in peanut butter cups was bound to happen!
I choose to drizzle my apple with melted peanut butter chips, but melted peanut butter can be used in place of the chips. As with all of the apple recipes this week, I haven’t included measurements for the topping so you can load your apples up as you please!
Peanut Butter Lovers Caramel Apple
¼ cups Butter
1 cup White Syrup
14 ounces, fluid Eagle Brand Condensed Milk
2 cups White Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Chopped peanut butter cups
melted peanut butter or peanut butter chips
Assemble all ingredients: wash and dry apples, insert sticks, and butter a cookie sheet or like cookie sheet with silicone baking mat.
Heat all ingredients except vanilla in a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium/low heat, stirring constantly.
When caramel reaches soft ball stage (235°F–240°F) remove from heat and add vanilla. Let cool a few minutes. I like to pour the caramel into a preheated slow cooker to keep warm.
Using the stick inserted in the apples, dunk apples in the hot caramel and twirl slowly away from the heat for a couple of minutes.
Dip apples in chopped peanut butter cups and drizzle with melted peanut butter or peanut butter chips.