1 bag (11 oz.) plain caramels
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4-6 apples, cut into small slices, for dipping
Unwrap caramels and place in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
Heat and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon until caramels are melted. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
Remove from heat, spoon into ramekins and serve with apple slices. Keep in the fridge for up to a week.
Hint: This can be a good way to get younger kids to try several different kinds of apples, and hence create a lesson in healthy eating. :-)