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.
from Your Homebased Mom Blog
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