My favorite is a red jelly apple with coconut, but after too much dental work I need to give those up. On the Tri-state board we were talking about apple picking. This lead into candy apples. I'm reposting here in hopes of getting more ideas. "The kids and I just made great candy apples 2 nights ago. I used to buy my candy apples at the the Chocolate Factory in the mall, they now want $7.75 for 1 apple, and charge .50 for a box!! I said to the kids we can make these on our own. To keep it simple we took Kraft carmels 2 tbsp of water, melt in the microwave, dipped them, let them cool, then melted milk chocolate chips with a tsp or oil, drizzled this over the apples, and then tossed them around in crushed peanuts. I was so surprised they came out as good as they did. No more mall apples ever again! What's your favorite recipe? P.S. We used Granny Smiths. Also - do you refrigerate them? Do you need to?