Caramel ApplesSaturday, October 9th, 2010
It’s apple picking season. The cooler temperatures are upon us and it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy a little bit of autumn. Visiting your local orchard and participating in picking apples is a fun activity for all ages and group sizes. An added bonus is you get to leave with an abundant amount of apples freshly picked by your truly.
Now that you have some delicious apples to work with why not make your own caramel apples? Have a group of friends and family over to participate in the festivites and see what kind of creative apples you can create!
Here are some ideas on what to use for toppings on your caramel apples.
o Nuts, finely chopped
o Toffee bits
o Mini chocolate chips
o Candy corn
o Mini marshmallows
o M&M’s, chopped
o Snickers, chopped
o Butterfinger, chopped
o Baby Ruth, chopped
o Jelly beans
o Gummi bears
o Oreos, crushed
o Graham crackers
• 6 apples
• 1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
• 2 tablespoons milk
• Toppings of choice
1. Remove the stem from each apple and press a craft stick into the top.
2. Butter a baking sheet or line with aluminum foil.
3. Place caramels in sauce pan and heat over low setting. Add milk and stir constantly until liquid smooth.
4. Roll each apple quickly in liquid caramel sauce until well coated. You may need to tilt pan and use spoon to make sure to coat entire apple.
*side note- if caramel gets too solid to work with, whip in a tablespoon of cream over low heat until it’s workable once more
5. Dip and roll apple into desired topping(s).
6. Place on prepared sheet to set.
7. Once all apples are coated and dipped, place in refrigerator.
8. Make sure to enjoy carmel apples within 3 days!
**Carmel apples made wonderful presents wrap with cellophane and finish by tying with ribbon.