…dip into your sweet tooth
Fall is the season for apples. Apple pie. Apple bread. Apple cake. Apple muffins. Apple fritters. Apple turnovers. Apple mojitos (wait, what?). But above all, my all-time favorite is caramel apples. There is something about chewy, taffy-like caramel on top of a crisp, tart apple that excites me. Add a drizzle of chocolate and a handful of crushed peanuts, or better yet, snickers, and my life is complete.
For a fun girls night in, my friend Michelle and I got together to make these gourmet caramel apples, as inspired by the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory from back home. We chopped, dipped, rolled, drizzled, and sliced, but after a couple hours of work, we guiltlessly indulged. All I can say, is that these apples are sure worth the time they took to prepare. They are absolutely divine.
5 medium apples, washed, well dried, and chilled
1 bag (11 oz.) caramels (I used Kraft)
2 Tablespoons water
Chocolate chips, for drizzling
Candy melts, for drizzling
Assorted candy bars, cookies, and sprinkles, for garnish
Popsicle or sucker sticks
Colorful ribbons, for decorating
(1) Wash and thoroughly dry chilled apples; insert a wooden stick into each. Return apples to the refrigerator until caramel is ready for dipping