Caramel Apples

Source: Kraft Foods
adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook

5 apples (1-1/2 lb.), washed, well dried
1 package (14 oz.) KRAFT Caramels
2 tablespoons water

Insert a wooden craft stick into stem end of each apple. Cover large plate with waxed paper; grease paper with butter.

Cook caramels and water in large saucepan on medium-low heat until caramels are completely melted, stirring constantly.

Dip apples in caramel; spoon additional caramel over apples if necessary to evenly coat apples. Let excess caramel drip off. Scrape bottoms of apples; place on prepared plate. Refrigerate 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator 15 min. before serving; let stand at room temperature to soften slightly. Refrigerate leftovers.