Thursday, October 7, 2010

Caramel Apples

Please excuse the pictures...

The kids helped me make caramel apples earlier this week.  Very fun and easy - but a little messy.

6 apples
1 15 ounce package of caramels - unwrapped
2 TBLspoons cream or milk

candy or topping of your choice

Put the caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat for 2-3 minutes, stopping to stir a couple of times.  When it's runny and smooth dip the apples.  You need to work fast to dip as many apples as you can before the caramel cools down.  You may need to heat up the caramel again to finish up the last few.  After the apples are dipped perhaps a second person can twist the apple and give it a half minute to cool and harden
just a bit and then roll in your favorite topping.  Careful, if the caramel is too hot it may melt the chocolate of your topping.  Also the caramel may run down the apple a bit - but these are asthetic problems - it still tastes good!   When the apples are done place on a well buttered cookie sheet so they don't stick.  We used chopped Reese's P-nut Butter Cups.  It's great with other candy bars or Oreo cookies or anything!  I also melted chocolate chips to drizzle over the top, but I overheated it... To eat, cut it in quarters. Have Fun!

1 comment:

BrittanyLane said...

Yum! Now I'm craving carmel...