10.18.2012

MAKE YOUR OWN: CARAMEL APPLES





This past Friday night, we decided to try and make our own caramel apples. I am so glad we did because they were easy to do and it was fun picking out own toppings and making them ourselves at home! If you've never made any yourself before-I highly suggest it if you can do it without eating all the toppings before you put them on the apples. ;)

This is such a fun fall activity, and you can make as many as you want and supposedly they last up to two weeks. Make and eat your heart out. 





Here's what you need:
-Apples (if you use local ones-they are so much sweeter)
-Sticks
-Toppings (we used: M&Ms, Reese's Pieces, Crushed Oreos, and Crushed Nuts)
-Caramel. Right now they have caramel apple dip bowls at the store that you can use and melt, or you can melt a bag of candy caramel's like we did.

How to make:
The process is pretty self-explanatory, but make sure to wash your apples and dry them off first. This will help make the caramel stick. Heat your caramel in the microwave (or stove-however you prefer) and cook at 15 second intervals making sure not to overheat. Stir frequently. Dip your apples in the caramel and use a spoon to help cover the whole apple. For the toppings, instead of rolling the apple in your desired topping bowl, we just sprinkled the toppings on the apple so it didn't create a big mess. 







Voila!


*Note: You do NOT have to refrigerate the apples once you are finished. 

For the most part, it looks all put together up there, right? Ha. Let's not kid ourselves. 
Things did get a little messy on our first apple...

I like to call him: Leaning tower of Pieces.


If you make a caramel apple with Reese's Pieces, you have to work really quick so that they stick to the caramel and don't try and cover the whole apple like we did. Just try and get the top half. You could crush them up a bit in a food processor if you don't care that they are whole to make it a little easier. 

Have you made caramel apples before?
What is your favorite topping? 
-My favorite apple was the Oreo one! But for a good, classic apple that never fails I'd have to pick the nuts! You just can't go wrong there.

Come back tomorrow for somethin' real exciting. No hints. :)

PS: You can still honor a loved one that I mentioned in Monday's post and $5 will be donated to Breast Cancer awareness. I would be so greatful if you did! Read about it here. xo


19 comments :

  1. Oh. My. Lanta. Oreos, caramel, apples.... I die. I want this in my life right now!

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  2. Yum! I just got some apples in my CSA so we may have to make these on Sunday...when I finally get a day off of work. :)

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  3. OMG! They look heavenly! And easy enough! And probably cheaper then the fancy-dancy ones you can buy LOL. I may need to try this! :)

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  4. My inner chubby kid thanks you for this post - I just mentally tried to figure out how I can make these at work : )

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  5. with the apples we picked this weekend, this recipe is perfect timing! the issue i always have is the caramel always falls off, why can't mine ever look like the Disneyland ones?

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  6. Jane and I are going to Apple Hill this weekend so I will DEFINITELY have to keep this in mind for all the apples we'll be bringing home!

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  7. Caramel Apples are my FAVORITE! I've never thought to make my own....I might have to get adventurous!

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  8. Just found your blog through Jane's! Love love love your header. I've got the biggest sweet tooth so obviously I loved this post. I can't wait to eat a caramel apple!

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  9. Yum! I've never tried to make them but this makes me want to!

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  10. These are making my mouth water!!! Yum!!

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  11. Looks delicious and love that whale plate!

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  12. I love Caramel Apples. Hello Reeses Pieces. Yummo.
    I might have to make these.

    <3
    Erin
    www.cali-landchic.com

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  13. I love carmels apples! These look so Yummmy, I will have to try these at home very soon! thanks for this wonderful idea!

    Followed you

    XO

    glammedbytarin.blogspot.com

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  14. this looks like so much fun!! definitely going to set this up at my halloween party. thanks for the idea :)

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  15. I love that you showed the one that didn't turn out so pretty! Shows what an honest blogger you are ;) YUMMY!

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  16. Yum! These look delicious and crazy fun to make! I am a new follower and would love for you to stop by The Jem Journal and say hi!
    -Morgan
    www.thejemjournal.blogspot.com

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  17. You can bet I will be making these tomorrow night. YUM!

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  18. mmmmmmmmmm caramel apples are my favorite

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