There's no trick to this (well, maybe a small one at the end!)
None. So simple even I can do it.
1/2 c. red cinnamon candies
Inserts sticks in apples. Boil everything else to hard crack stage. If you have a candy thermometer, that'd be to 300-310 degrees. If not, don't fuss yourself. You'll know. Swirl apples in candy (quickly) and place on wax paper.
Insert sticks in apples.
Butter baking sheet.
Microwave caramels and milk two minutes, stirring once.
Roll each apple in melted caramel.
Nuts and such optional
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