Unwrap the caramels, and put them in a microwave-safe dish (I use one of the kind that has a lid for easy storage).
Add about 1 1/2 tablespoons of milk per dozen caramels. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then stir, microwaving for 20 seconds at intervals to soften.
Cut apples into wedges, and serve with caramel to dip. My favorite eating apples lately are Honeycrisp. I like a tart, crisp-textured apple, and these (as their name implies) are nice and crisp, but they are also juicy and full of flavor, and not (despite their name) too overly sweet.
On second thought, don’t worry about a lid; storage isn’t likely to be a problem!