These were delicious! I followed the advice of some of the other posters and used 1/4 cup apple sauce and filled the muffin cups right to the top. It made exactly 12 muffins. Also, instead of the caramel candies, I used caramel dipping sauce that I had from a friend. It worked great as I didn't have to do any extra cooking to melt it down. My kids (and DH) loved them!