I was inspired by Alesha at The Jacobsen Family Blog last week as her family was making caramel apples! I thought to myself what an easy and yummy thing to do with the kids!
Cooking is not my strong point but I didn't think I could mess this up.
I went to the grocery store and bought my favorite Honey Crisp apples
|Produce Bag from http://www.trashn2tees.com/|
Let everyone choose what toppings they wanted
Then I noticed the already made caramel in the produce section so I grabbed some!
I don't know if that is what lead to my downfall but...
All the caramel and toppings dripped to the bottom of the apple!
But you know what? Even though they are not very pretty and they are still SO YUMMY!!
Afterwards I searched online for caramel apples so next year I will be more prepared.
Did you know you can make your own caramel? I found a fun recipe HERE that will take you through the whole process of making homemade caramel apples. Here are the caramel ingredients. My mouth is already watering.
1 1-pound box dark brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup dark corn syrup
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon robust-flavored (dark) molasses
1/4 teaspoon salt
I also found some really neat looking apples. You can do so many fun things with them!
What about pretzels as a topping?
Or Chocolate? Next year I am definitely doing chocolate!!
Do you make caramel apples? Let me see your pictures!