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…….
Caramel Apples are inexpensive holiday goody and delish!
- 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.