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Friday, June 17, 2011

blind ambition part two: caramel apples


So there we were in Costco when we spied a most unique sampling, caramel apples!  Coated with Oreos - birthday party coming up, I can do that!


After all my apple trees are bursting with apples.

What a mess!

I read a trick to getting the caramel to stick is sand paper.  Well of course my sand paper got displaced in all of the birthday paraphernalia and my caramel dripped and had a hard to sticking but eventually did.  Difficulty hit me at every juncture.  I purchased craft sticks and crammed them in the apples only to find the stick in my hand and the apple floating around in the caramel so I dug out some bamboo skewers, ah success.  I copied the recipe from  Your Homebase Mom and her apples are perfection, mine not so much; however, they did taste most wonderful.

Caramel Apples
from Your Homebased Mom Blog
http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/trick-or-treat-top-tips-for-making-caramel-apples/
for great detail visit her blog


2 C brown sugar
1 C corn syrup
1/2 C butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk

~ combine the first 3 ingredients
~ after butter is melted stir in the milk
~ cook to soft ball (230degrees).
~ stir constantly.
~ stir in  1 tsp vanilla.
~ remove from heat
~ dip apples into the caramel, then roll in nuts if desired
~ let set up on a cookie sheet
~ place in refrigerator if needed
~ after completely cooled you can drizzle with chocolate and cover with toppings

Suggested toppings:  sprinkles, crushed Oreos, mini M & M’s, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed candy bars.


from our garden: apples

2 comments:

  1. Hilarious! Love it! You were sure adventurous for this party!

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  2. Hey it's a trick! Good apple concealed, just like the Garden of Eden? :)
    Thanks for Poppin by my blog!

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