Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trick-or-Treat!

The Littles will be dressing up for Trick-or-Treat,
and I'm making some yummy caramel apples for them.
This recipe is so good!  
Homemade caramel!  What could be yummier?
This recipe makes a lot so get plenty of apples washed.

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Carnival Caramel Apples

(from taste of home)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • Dash salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 to 12 Popsicle sticks
  • 10 to 12 medium tart apples, washed and dried
  • 1 cup salted peanuts, chopped

Directions

  • In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter; add the brown sugar, corn
  • syrup and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes
  • to a boil, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in milk. Cook and stir until a
  • candy thermometer reads 235° (soft-ball stage). Remove from the
  • heat; stir in vanilla.

  • Insert Popsicle sticks into apples. Dip each apple into hot caramel
  • mixture; turn to coat. Dip bottom of apples into peanuts. Place on
  • greased waxed paper until set.  You can also use sprinkles or any other toppings for dipping the apples.  Yield: 10-12 apples.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 526 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 231 mg sodium, 94 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein. 
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8 comments:

  1. Okay, hopefully I can properly acquire the soft ball stage---there is no candy thermometer here!

    Oh, and dear lady, why did you post the calories etc? You are ruining a perfectly good morning activity with the girls! :)

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  2. Oh yuuuuuuum. I love caramel. One of the best apples I ever had was dipped in caramel, drizzled with chocolate and had been dipped in chopped red hots. I wanted to duplicate this but oh my, have you ever tried to chopped a red hot? I cannot figure out how to do it. Even my food processor couldn't do it. They are hard as rocks.

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  3. I'd love to knock on your door tonight saying "trick or treat" and then being handed on of those yummy looking caramel apples!

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  4. I have never made them. This looks so yummy and looks like a nice recipe.

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  5. Oh yumm, is there anything yummier than a caramel apple on Halloween?? xox Clarice

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  6. Oh gosh! I love Caramel Apples! I always worry about them though -- the inside of the apple is an unknown. When in doubt -- I lick the caramel off LOL!

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  7. This will be our third year to make these, Jody! :) Thanks for the fun tradition.

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