16 Oct 2012

Caramel Apple's

Halloween is nearly upon us and so that means only one thing, Caramel Apples. I remember the first time I had a caramel apple, I must have been 4 or 5 and it was during bonfire night, I was stood there watching the fire burn whilst biting into a caramel covered apple on a stick. Back then it was a basic caramel apple, but nowadays the apples are covered in all sorts of sugar coated candy's and nuts, which makes them even more delicious. Today I'm going to share with you my easy caramel apple recipe, that will knock those store bought caramel apples right out of the room. 

1) 6 apples (Preferably something tart, Granny Smiths work great) 
2) 1 package of individually wrapped caramels (3-4 cups) 
3) 2-3 tablespoons of milk
4) 1 bar white or milk chocolate 
5) A variety of crushed nuts/coconut etc (optional)
6) A variety of chocolate chips/M&M's/Honeycomb etc (optional)
7) 6 lolly sticks

1) Remove the stem from the apples and push the lolly sticks half way through each apple until they feel secure.

2) Unwrap caramels and place in a bowl with the milk, put on a double boiler over a low-medium heat and stir until smooth. (If its to thick add more milk)

3) Dip apples into the melted caramel and place on a silicone mat/non stick mat

4) OPTIONAL: Double dip into melted white/milk chocolate and sprinkle nuts/candy on-top.

5) OPTIONAL: using a piping bag with the smallest nozzle, you can get fancy with the melted chocolate and make cool designs on your caramel apples. 

6) Enjoy! 

Theres so much you can do with a basic caramel apple, so many different ways you can decorate them and make then taste even better. I have given you a few examples of a variety of different things you can do with them, but if you feel like you have a better idea then feel free to leave it in a comment, I would love to hear it and I'm sure everyone else will benefit from it as-well. 

Thanks for reading, and have a good day,
Rachel Ward

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