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Bacon caramel apples — the ultimate sweet-and-savory fall treat

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Sorry, pumpkin spice, but these bacon-wrapped caramel apples are the real star of fall desserts

Bacon makes your favorite fall comfort foods better, and caramel makes autumn produce taste totally delicious.

So it stands to reason that someone, somewhere would realize that combining bacon and caramel for the ultimate salty-sweet flavor boost would make the holy grail of fall treats — the bacon-wrapped caramel apple.

Sorry, pumpkin spice, but these bacon-wrapped caramel apples are the real star of fall desserts
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Thanks to Amy at Oh, Bite It!, this amazing fall dessert is now a reality. And it's surprisingly simple to make, meaning you can spend more time figuring out how to get the best bacon-caramel-apple ratio with each bite rather than slaving over a hot stove for hours until you're too exhausted to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Unwrapped Kraft caramels are the real key here. Instead of making caramel from scratch, which can be a long, hot and tedious journey that often results in a burnt, sticky mess that destroys everything it touches, you melt these babies down until they're nice and smooth.

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Then, dip your apples into the caramel, and wait for it to set slightly before wrapping a freshly cooked slice of bacon (not too crispy!) around everything.

The result is salty and sweet, with a pleasant crispy-chewy-crunchy-soft texture that will have you reaching for seconds in no time. Forget the prepackaged apples you see at the grocery store — these homemade bacon-wrapped caramel apples are where it's at.

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