Monday, November 8, 2010

Caramel Apples

So, During the weekend i made Caramel Apples for the first time. It was so much fun! A bit sticky, but totally worth it! They were surprisingly easy to make. I made them with my boyfriend and we had a great time :) How i made them:::

1. Ingredients: Apples of your choice: Fuji, Granny Smith, Mcintosh,Jonathan,
                         Caramel : I chose the softer Werthers Original Candies and Riesen
                                         Chocolat Caramel you should need about 20 oz. for about
                                         10 small apples.
                         Skewer Sticks
                         Toppings: Nuts, Chocolate, Marshmallows, Gummies Ect Ect.
                         2 Tbls of Milk, Water, or Creamer, ( I used milk)
                         Wax Paper or Aluminum Foil

Step 1. Skewer Apples and have your toppings ready.

Step 2. If you bought store apples that aren't organic most likely they have wax
            on it so its important to boil some water and dip them in apprx. 2-3 seconds
            then wipe dry.

Step 3. Unwrap your candies, prepare your tblsp. of milk/water/cream, and lay your
            wax paper down.

Step 4. Place your candies inside the pot (over low heat, you don't want to burn your
            caramel) and add milk/water/cream. Stir until caramel is creamy.

Step 5. Dipping Apples: I found it easier that if you have a good amount of caramel to
            tilt the pot sideways and place your apples in and roll them until they are
            covered. Now here is the tricky part....

Step 6. Decorating: Its easier if two people are doing this. That way one person is
            dipping and the other decorating and you're not putting your caramel in danger
            of burning. This step is to be done rather quickly. If you're using
            marshmallows, nuts, gummies, and anything that wont melt you should do
            this almost immediately. If you're using chocolates or melty substances you
            should wait until the caramel is a little bit more firm (which isn't long) and...

                                       TA-DA!!!!! YOU HAVE YOUR APPLES!


Clean Up:   Cleaning is a bit tricky. The easiest way to clean your pots and anything
                  else you used would be to run under steaming water until melted. It makes
                  it so much easier and wont stick to your sponge :)  

for the full recipe including how to make flavored caramel apples
( like vanilla, peanut butter, and chocolate)
you can click Here. Enjoy!

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