Fudgy Caramel Apples

7 or 8 medium apples
2 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. water
1 pkg. Betty Crocker golden caramel frosting mix
chopped nuts, if desired
7 or 8 caramel apples
Remove stem and blossom end of each apple.
Insert wooden skewers in stem end of apples.
In top of double boiler over hot water, heat butter and water until butter melts.
Stir in frosting mix (dry) until smooth.
Heat over boiling water 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat; keep caramel mixture over hot water.
Dip apples one at a time in caramel mixture, coating apples evenly.
Immediately dip each caramel apple in chopped nuts.
Add a few drops hot water if caramel mixture becomes too thick.
When set, wrap apples in plastic wrap for storage.