I made these a couple of times, and had the same problem with the caramel sliding down to the bottom of the apple. The taste was good, but they looked awful. I wondered if it had something to do with the caramel, so I did a search and found this recipe for homemade caramel: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chewy-Caramel/Detail.aspx
Sure enough, the caramel stayed on fine -no sliding off the apple. The caramel is also unbelievably delicious! My family has not stopped talking about them, and my younger sister keeps asking me to make them again (I've made them 2x now). It's so easy I'm happy to oblige! In terms of time, it doesn't take any longer to make homemade caramel than it does using individually wrapped caramels. I originally made a double recipe, and it must have taken me a good 20 minutes just to unwrap all those caramels.
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I made these a couple of times, and had the same problem with the caramel sliding down to the...