Caramel Apples a la HeatherHeather Spohr
I have an annual Halloween party, and I’ve always wanted to serve caramel apples. But, I felt dumb buying them, and I certainly wasn’t going to make them myself. I said as much to one of my friends, and she said, “Oh, but they are seriously SO EASY.” So I did some investigating, and I found out that all you need are some Werther’s soft caramels and a bit of evaporated milk.Two ingredients (other than the, you know, apples). That did seem easy, so I decided to try them for my party.
I got the necessary ingredients and melted together the caramels and evaporated milk in the microwave. I shoved candy sticks into my apples and started dipping. It was…really easy! I swirled the apples in the melted caramel, covering every last inch of apple skin. I carefully placed each caramel apple on wax paper. I even got fancy and drizzled some melted white chocolate over some of the apples. My friends were going to be SO impressed.
But then, as I finished up my last apples (I had 12 mini-apples in total), I looked over at my finished apples on the wax paper and noticed the caramel was…melting off. I realized I should have placed them immediately into the fridge. Dang it! So I melted more caramel, and dipped the apples again. Except I must have done something wrong, because even though I put the apples immediately into the fridge, the final result looked like this:
That glossy shine you’re seeing is the Caramel…and those white globs are the remnants of the melted white chocolate that didn’t look so great after the second dipping.
But you know what? They still tasted great. All the kids at the party loved them! So what if they didn’t look perfect?