Wednesday, August 17, 2011

the apples of my eye

Caramel Apples
During the summer, there are plenty of country fairs, fairgrounds and festivals to visit.  Cotton candy, caramel apples, sweet popcorn are standard culinary fare.  

My son read about a fun and tasty treat that’s easy to make and thought it would be fun if we made them together.  Since I had 2 great sous chefs eager to make this, and there were only 4 steps to this recipe, I thought…why not?

Caramel Apples

6 Apples (I used organic ones)
Bag of 50 caramels
2 tablespoons of milk
Various toppings of your choice (like chocolate chips, smarties, etc.)
Wax paper & butter
Popsicle sticks


Remove the stem from each apple and press a craft stick into the top. Butter a baking sheet.

Unwrap caramels and place, with milk in a microwave safe bowl, 
and microwave 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool briefly.

Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated.

Place toppings in separate bowls, and dip or decorate the apples.

Place on prepared baking sheet lined with wax paper (slightly brush some butter on the wax paper...the caramel is really sticky!), and set in the fridge (approximately 30 minutes or overnight)

Mmmm…the sweet caramel smell brings back memories of carousels and merry-go-rounds.


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