Missy's Caramel Apples

 

Hi! It's Missy here, an artist and guest blogger for PBS KIDS Utah. I get excited about this time of year for many reasons, but the biggest is candy. If you're like me, you LOVE candy! I love chocolate, sour, gummy, and fruity treats. This week, we are making one of my favorite Fall delights- caramel apples. 

Caramel Apples

Supplies:

  • Eight COLD Granny Smith apples
  • 3/8 c evaporated milk
  • Two 11 oz. bags of caramels
  • Toppings (crushed Oreos, nuts, chocolate chips, Skittles, etc)
  • Eight lollipop sticks (or BBQ skewers)
  • Large microwaveable bowl
  • Big mixing spoon
  • Microwave
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie sheet

Instructions:

  1. Press one lollipop stick into the center of each cold apple. 
  2. Unwrap the caramels and put them into a bowl. 
  3. Add 3/8 cup evaporated milk.
  4. Put the bowl in the microwave and melt the caramels at 30 second intervals, stirring in between. It takes about 6 rounds of this to get the caramel melted.
  5. Dip each apple into the caramel, twisting it around so the caramel covers the whole apple. 
  6. Dip each caramel covered apple into one of the toppings. 
  7. Set the caramel apple on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet to cool. 
  8. Sprinkle with more toppings to fill in any gaps. 
  9. After they have cooled, eat your delicious apples and enjoy! 

Wrap-up:

It's fun to try many different toppings on your caramel apples. My favorite ended up being the Oreos, but my husband's favorite was pistachio/chocolate chip. Get creative and try different varieties to see which is your favorite! 

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