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Taffy Apple Cupcakes

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If you love the sweet, gooey taste of caramel, then you'll love these cupcakes! Made from a simple box cake mix and an easy homemade caramel sauce, these cupcakes are a fun and tasty snack filled with the flavors of fall.
Ingredients
  Carrot cake mix 18 1⁄4 Ounce (package)
  Granny smith apple 1 Cup (16 tbs), cored, peeled and chopped
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Caramels 20 , unwrapped
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
For topping
  Pecans/Walnuts, sprinkles 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. In a bowl, prepare cake mix according to package instructions.

MAKING
3. Add in apple and cinnamon and stir well to mix.
4. Fill parchment-lined jumbo muffin cups 2/3 full with cake batter.
5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6. Remove from the oven allow to cool for 10 minutes, remove form, mold and allow to cool completely.

FINALIZING
7. In a small saucepan over low heat, place together caramels and milk stir until melted and smooth.

SERVING
8. Drizzle caramel sauce over the cupcakes; sprinkle nuts over top.
9. Insert a craft stick in the center of each cupcake and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Cake Mix, Apple
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol
Occasion: 
Halloween, Thanksgiving
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 318 Calories from Fat 114

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.5%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.5%

Trans Fat 0.4 g

Cholesterol 1.6 mg0.5%

Sodium 265.9 mg11.1%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.8%

Sugars 32.6 g

Protein 4 g7.4%

Vitamin A 18.2% Vitamin C 5.7%

Calcium 5.6% Iron 7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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