Slice 5 apples in half lengthwise.
Using a melon baller, scoop out the inside of the apples. This part is the least fun
but try to create a shell of even thickness.
Set apple halves into cups of a muffin pan and admire how nice and snug they look.
Squeeze fresh lemon juice onto the apples to prevent browning.
Use a pastry brush to get the apples nice and coated.
Be generous with the lemon juice - it's a nice flavor and you want to coat the apple as much as possible .
In a medium saucepan
combine 1/2 cup water with an envelope of hot chocolate mix, and whisk until the cocoa dissolves.
Add 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk.
Add 1/4 cup store-bought caramel sauce.
Sprinkle 1 envelope of gelatin onto mixture evenly
After it has soaked a few minutes, heat the mixture over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally
until it just reaches a gentle simmer — this is to ensure gelatin is fully dissolved.
Add 1/4 cup sugar.
Then add 1 cup vodka (or bourbon).
I would go with bourbon. Also, Kilo Kai caramel spiced rum would probably be excellent.
Transfer to a container with a spout. Make sure the apple cups are level before you beging to pour.
Fill each apple cup with caramel jello mixture.
Refrigerate a few hours or overnight.
Until the gelatin has set.
To serve, place apples jello-down on cutting board. Slice in half, then in half again.
Use a clean knife and a single stroke to get the best slices.
Make all of your friends admire and Instagram and "ooh" and "ahh"
Eat immediately. Lemon juice can only prevent browning for so long.