The kids & I LOVE, LOVE caramel apples...Big O has been talking about them lately, so I thought I would try to make some (that was the answer to anyone who asked "WHY are you making those?"...just to see if I can). ;)
I searched for an easy recipe online & found THIS ONE. When I was searching for the individually wrapped caramels at the store, I lucked up & found these wonderful caramel nuggets perfect for melting & then of course consulted this fab HOW TO page for further melting instructions.
While the O's were still at school, E was all excited & helped me wash all the apples & then insert the sticks. "I helped" he said...he's so funny lately. ;)
By the time they got home from school, the apples were ready, nuts were chopped & the caramel was all melted & gooey...
Miss O jumped right in (do all kids look this wild after a full day of school?!?!)...Big O was right behind her...they dipped the ENTIRE pile of apples for me & did a GREAT job...they LOVE to help in the kitchen!
I think we have found a NEW holiday ritual for our house...it's not Christmas without making cookies for Santa, now it's NOT Halloween without a bit yummy caramel apple dipping!
These also made some really cute little teacher gifts & fun treats for E's Mother's Day Out class too!
If you've wanted to try making these yourself, these were REALLY easy to do!