Friday, October 26, 2012

Classic Caramel Apples

Classic caramel apples and just in time for Halloween! They make for such a fun Fall treat! But my least favorite part of the process???

Getting those dang sticks in the apples! Is it just me or are those suckers a pain for everyone? Well Tyson, being the logical man he is, suggested a hammer... and you know what? It worked like a charm!

So grab your toolbox because we are making caramel apples!!

Classic Caramel Apples

1c. butter
2 c. brown sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla
8-10 wooden sticks/dowels
8-10 apples (we like granny smith)

Optional toppings:
nuts, milk chocolate, white chocolate, broken up candy bars, M&M's, crushed oreos....basically anything you can think of. Go wild... or be me.. the choice is yours :)

Directions: Wash and dry apples. Remove stem. Insert wooden dowels with a hammer (as if you were hitting a nail). Set aside. 

In a large pot combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil making sure to stir often to avoid burning on the bottom. Cook until caramel reaches 248 degrees F or until it passes the cold water test.

Dip apples into caramel and spin to coat. Sprinkle on desired toppings. Place on nonstick surface or buttered wax paper.