Hey this is Ashleigh, Karries sister. If you havent noticed I ‘ve been adding to the fun here at fistfulfulcoupons as another author. Today I wanted to share an inexpensive holiday goody for you all. Hope you enjoy.
Every year our family will try to make a plate of cookies, or a variety of other treats to deliver to family and friends. Last year I spent a whole day in the kitchen making sugar cookies, fudge, homade marshmellows, chocolate covered pretzels, and more. That night I brought the plates to about 10 different families, and not one of them was home! I just left the plates that I had spent hours and hours on, on their porches. It was very sad. I told myself, “Never again!!” So when this year came around, I wanted to try something different and something that I only had to make one of. My friend and I came up with the idea of caramel apples. They only took a couple of hours, looked amazing, and let me tell you, they are delish! I think I will now make these every year to give to neighbors and loved ones. If you are looking for a yummy treat to make your friends around the holidays, I encourage you to give these a try. This can be one thrifty treat with apples being cheap this time of year. Hope you all have Merry Christmas!
First choose your apple
I used Granny Smith apples but some other varietys that are good to use are:
- Braeburn: Golden-green to red skin, firm, sweetly tart
- Fuji: Yellow-green skin, firm, sweet
- Golden Delicious: golden skin, firm, sweet
- Jonathan: Yellow-red skin, firm, sweetly tart
- Jonagold: A hybrid of Jonathan and Golden Delicious, firm skin, tangily sweet
- Lady: Red to yellow skin, firm, sweetly tart
- McIntosh: Reddish-green skin, firm, sweetly tart
Here we are with the finished product. In case you were wondering, I am the one on the left. My mouth is watering, I think I am going to go eat one right now…….
- 10-15 apples (Granny Smith Braeburn, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Jonagold, Lady, or McIntosh)
- 2 11 oz bags of Kraft caramel bits
- 1 stick Butter
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- White Chocolate Chips
- Put stick in apple. ( I used skewers)
- If your apples have wax on them, dip them in boiling water first, then wipe them with a dry cloth.
- Mix sugar, cinnamon, and a little nutmeg in a small dish to make the Apple Pie Spice and set aside. (I didn't measure so I would just go off of your own preference. I do have to say that this really added a lot to the apples.)
- Melt over low heat caramel bits, butter and sweetened condensed milk.
- Once completely melted, take off stove and dip apples. ( I used a fondue pot and it worked great!)
- Put the the dipped apples on a piece of buttered foil.
- After the caramel cools, melt white chocolate and drizzle it over the top of the apples.
- Then sprinkle with apple pie spice.
Food is my love language. But so is saving money. So I like to combine the two a lot and make thrifty make ahead and freeze meals to save time. Because life is busy, and freezer meals can come to the rescue for all of us. And yes, they actually CAN taste good. Read more...