Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Caramel Apples

I've shared more than a few apple recipes on my blog over the years {Inside Out Caramel Apples, Apple Sandwiches, Sauteed Apples}. My apple recipes are sometimes created out of necessity because I buy way too many apples and then don't eat them before they start to get a little mushy. But last week I actually bought a ton of apples on purpose...to make caramel apples for Grant's entire 1st grade class! Yes, when his teacher asked us parents to send in a fun apple treat last week, I didn't take the easy route and send apple chips or even a store bought apple pie. Nope, I decided to make 30 {yummy, gooey, peanut covered} caramel apples instead:) Crazy? Maybe a little bit, but they were really fun to make and even more fun to eat! And yes I made a few extra to keep at home:) Here's my step by step just in case you want to make some of these yummy treats:
Wash, dry, and insert sticks into apples. I put the sticks in the bottom of the apples because I found that they are a little more steady upside down:)
Open a ton of caramel squares. I used 3 14 oz bags of caramels and it was just about perfect to make 30 small-ish caramel apples.
Heat the caramel according to the package instructions, and then dip the apples in the warm caramel.
Add chopped peanuts to the dipped apple.
Place the apples on wax paper to cool and then enjoy...or send 27 of them to school:)
Have you ever made caramel apples?
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17 comments:

Kelli said...

I haven't made these before but Jamison would love to. I may just have to surprise her with this. Thanks for sharing. You are the coolest mom ever to send these to school.

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

I haven't made them..YET! All of the posts and pins on Pinterest with caramel apples is making me want to make them.. badly! Thanks for sharing. :)

Lauren said...

Love caramel apples!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I have never made caramel apples, but yours are so pretty! Love the crunchy stuff. :)

Kmama said...

No, I don't usually make them. We hit up the cider mill in the fall and that's when I usually get my fix.

Those look yummy though!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Great idea to make them for school. Maybe I'll tackle that. You made me look like a rock star last time with the "green eggs" candy on Dr Seuss' Birthday. :)

Mary said...

You always have such great ideas!! Thanks for sharing them!

Miller Racing Family said...

These look wonderful. I have never made caramel apples so I am going to have to try this recipe and the inside out caramel apples.
Thanks for sharing!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

We have never made them. But I think I'm going to have to put this on my to-do list. They look DELICIOUS!

Paula said...

I've never made caramel apples. This treat looks super yummy!

You certainly were patient to make enough for a class of 27 students. (By the way, is that a normal class size for a young child in your area??)

Mallory said...

I have never made these before but they look delicious! I am craving them now!

Nichol said...

YES! We love caramel apples, they are such a fun treat to make with the kids!

Alicia said...

OH my gosh..you make it look sooo easy!! I seriously need to make this for my hubby! He LOOOOVES caramel apples!

Carissa said...

Yum! These look delish.

Thanks for stoppIng by to look at my baby cinnamon rolls. I'm your newest follower. Excited to see what other awesome stuff you come up with.

Carissa @ Carissa's Creativity Space

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

They look great!
I've never made them but you made them look so simple, I may try them for our Halloween party!

craftytexasgirls said...

This year will be my first for making caramel apples. I am making them as 'party favors' for my sister's bridal shower. Your look delish!
:) crafty texas girls

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

They look so good!

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