Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fall Fun: Caramel Apples

Caramel apples

This may have been my most anticipated item on our Fall Fun list because I have never attempted to make caramel apples on my own before.  And let me tell you, it was easier and faster than I had thought it would be!  Also, Brian ended up really enjoying them and requested I make more :)

My quest to find the caramel candies was what took me the longest and was a bit discouraging.  I went to three stores before finding them at Walaart (and then a week later Michael's had them in stock. Which is also where I got the cutest stick-like sticks from too!)  Walmart actually had two choices: the wrapped candies (which is the route I went) or the caramel bits.

I did refrigerate the apples after washing and drying thoroughly because I read it helps the caramel stick better.  I followed the directions on the caramel package to add 2 Tablespoons of water to the pot and stirred continuously, it only took about 5 minutes and then I was onto dipping.

It all happened so fast I hardly had time to take pictures haha, so what I did take was pretty much "before and after" with no "during", I was not going to let that caramel burn or harden up before I was done with it!

I also used crushed Brownie Batter Oreos and nuts as a little something extra :) 

These two, two peas in a pod!

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  1. Yum!!! I bet the crushed Oreos were awesome on it. Great idea!

  2. hahaha yay! I love caramel apples. I haven't had on since right when we moved back to FL. I used to get them from Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory and I haven't found one as tasty back in FL ever since =( I do have those caramels though! They were bogo the other week. I love the caramel ones then dipped in chocolate. I wonder if I could pull that off!

  3. Ok, I seriously had no idea making caramel apples is this simple! But, is it messy? I can typically stand a bit of a mess in the kitchen, but the idea of messy CARAMEL kind of has me terrified. Like, is it totally sticky everywhere?
    In other news: those look AMAZING!! I haven't seen these Brownie Batter Oreos that you speak of, but now I'm on a quest!

  4. So fun! So you just eat it off the stick or do you actually cut it up? I've actually never had a carmel apple before...wait no, once at a dodger game and they cut up the apple for you when you buy it.

  5. Yum yum yum... Seems so easy but soooooo good!

  6. TOTALLY bookmarking this for later! I totally thought it was so hard to make these but you give me hope for my cooking skills!

  7. I've never tried making them either.. but it looks simple, might have to give them a try, thanks for sharing!

  8. I love caramel apples but I'm a bit strange in the fact that I use red apples. I don't like green ones (or anything tart!).

  9. They look good! I was just telling my husband last night that we need to make caramel and candy apples! I think we're going to try the slices, though!

  10. So much fun. I haven't attempted ours yet... but it is on my SOON list.


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