2nd Annual Caramel Apples

by Rumour Miller on October 30, 2010

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Last year Craig decided that we should take on a new adventure with Piper and Davilyn. He found a great recipe, bought all the ingredients and made a batch of Caramel Apples. They were fantastic! We enjoyed it so much that we promised we would do it again. So, again this year, Craig bought all the ingredients (with the help of his parents) and yesterday we spent a few hours in the afternoon making Caramel Apples.

The first thing is to boil the apples (for a very brief time… seconds, really) just long enough to get all of the wax off of them. If you boil them too long then the apples will start to cook.

Then poke your apples with their holding sticks.  We use chop sticks and if they are a bit too long, we cut them to size.  This year our sticks did not need to be cut.  One must be careful (read =  me) not to poke through the apple.  Then take a photo of your oldest sticking her tongue out at you.  Well that’s optional (but fun!).

Once the Caramel has been made and reaches the correct temperature (and you have had the patience to let it sit for 5 minutes) you can start dipping your apples and coating them with Caramel. The caramel is extremely hot and so is the pot, so be careful!

Then dip your Caramel Coated Apple in whatever yummy goodness you can find. Last year, we used Reece’s Pieces and various other treats.  This year we used sprinkles. Then put them in the fridge to cool. We left them in over night and today we plan to drizzle melted chocolate over them.

Then you get to enjoy the final product.

We used the recipe from the Canadian Living website.  It is quite a bit of work but it is well worth the time and process.  These treats taste great and our little family loves them.  This year some of the girls’ special friends are getting them from us as a little Halloween surprise.

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Robyn October 30, 2010 at 10:13 am

They look great!! What a great tradition you guys have started.

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