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Halloween Treat: Caramel Apples


Even after making this and this, we still have apples! Since this is the month to promote tooth decay, make Halloween treats, I decided to make caramel apples with my girls. These Halloween treats are easy, fun and traditional! I’m all about tradition.

While I was tempted to buy the caramel apple making kit in the produce section of the grocery store, I opted for the original way instead. Damn tradition.

Luckily I only needed to buy one ingredient, yes the caramel, because I already had plenty of apples and the popsicle sticks from making this Halloween treat.

Here’s what you need to make caramel apples the traditional way:

  • 6 apples
  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • 1 package (14 ounce) of individually wrapped caramels
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • Sprinkles (huh?)

To make the caramel apples:

1. Insert a popsicle stick into the stem of each apple.

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2. Place the apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased aluminum foil.

(I didn’t feel like greasing aluminum foil so I used plain wax paper instead. Oops. I recommend you take the time to lightly grease aluminum foil! Live and learn.)

3. Unwrap the caramels.

(Seems obvious, but you’d be surprised! Anyway, I always ask my girls to “test” yummy ingredients to see if they’re okay to use in the recipe.)

4. Put the caramels and water in a saucepan and melt over low to medium heat, stirring often until smooth.

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5. Dip the apples in the caramel.

(We found it easier to use a large plastic spoon to pour the caramel over the apples.)

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6. Put the caramel apples on the aluminum foil (lightly greased!) and chill until ready to serve.

(We let ‘em cool for about five minutes before we ate them!)

Since one of my daughters said she didn’t like caramel, we decided to change the recipe a little bit. Forget tradition. We added Halloween sprinkles. This way the caramel wasn’t the treat, but merely the glue to keep on the sprinkles!

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My hubby and I didn’t use sprinkles because we like our caramel apples the old- fashioned way. Kids these days.

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    On December 18th, 2007 at 12:53 am, Apple Pie Recipe said:

    This was pretty tasty. My niece and nephew and I made some tonight for a treat and they turned out a lot better than I expected (I’m a horrible cook!).

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