These caramel candies melt down to a really smooth, dippable consistency, perfect for apples! Or, any fruit...or, really, anything. Although, caramel coated steak doesn't sound all that yummy....I could be wrong, though.
When your candies have melted, slowly dip your apples in, and twirl them around, until fully coated. When your apples are coated, let the excess caramel drain off; otherwise it will puddle up on your parchment paper. Not the end of the world, but it will be a sticky mess later.
You can see that I didn't let the back apple drain off all of the way. I let it finish settling, then picked it up, and smoothed the caramel off with my finger. No big deal. Let these apples sit in the fridge, for at least an hour, for the caramel to fully set up. You can leave these at this point, and they would be great. However, I wanted to go a step (or two!) further. I took my chocolate waffers, put them into their own zip top bags, and into a microwave safe glass. I find it easier to melt the chocolate this way, personally, but feel free to do it however you'd like. If you want to do it this way, this is how I did it: I used the "defrost" setting on my microwave, 1 minute at a time, until they were fully melted. This took about 5 minutes, which I was really surprised about, since we think our microwave is nuclear powered (seriously, don't microwave anything in our microwave for longer than 3 minutes, unless you want it to set fire. Clearly, I don't use the "defrost" setting often.)
While your chocolates are melting, get together whatever other toppings you're going to use. I ground my peanuts up in a little food processor for a couple of seconds, to give myself a peanut powder.
Once your chocolates are melted, just snip a small amount of the corner off of the bag. This will allow for a very thin drizzle to come out, and give the apple a "fancy" look. Pick up an apple, and drizzle your chocolates over it, while slowing turning the skewer.
Do one chocolate at a time, then gently press your peanuts (or, again, whatever other toppings you want) into the sides. I take up a small handful of peanut powder, then gently press the apple into the peanuts. Then, move them to the fridge to set up again, for about 30 minutes. After that, they're ready to eat! And wowza, they are good!