Taffy Apple Cupcakes
18-oz package carrot cake mix
1 cup Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon
20 caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup milk
1 cup pecans or walnuts, finely chopped
Prepare cake mix according to package instructions; stir in apples and cinnamon. Fill paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center tests clean. Combine caramels and milk in a small saucepan over low heat; stir until melted smooth. Spread caramel over cooled cupcakes; sprinkle nuts over top.
Makes 2 dozen.