It is Halloween week, can you believe it?! October is always such a busy month for us, so Halloween always sneaks up quickly. Elijah has his costume picked out and Sammy has decided that he wants to wear the same robot costume as last year (this boy does NOT like change). Pumpkins have been carved, the corn maze has been visited and caramel apples have been made. This year we went all out on the caramel apples. We made SALTED CHOCOLATE CARAMEL APPLES! The version of caramel apples that will bring you to your knees. I am resisting a trip to the kitchen as I type. HELP!
Through the stems, puncture 4-6 apples (depending on their size) with a popsicle or cookie stick.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and coat generously with cooking spray. Set aside.
Pour an 11-oz. bag of caramel bits along with 2 tablespoons of water into a microwave-safe bowl.
Heat the bowl in the microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring after each interval) until the caramel is completely melted and free of lumps.
Dip the apples into the melted caramel, turning until thoroughly coated. Place the caramel apples onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Cut away the "caramel puddle" from the bottoms of the apples (ingest, if desired).
Place a new sheet of wax paper onto a different baking sheet and coat generously with cooking spray.
Pour a 10-oz. bag of dark chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Use GOOD quality chocolate for the best results.
Heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring after each interval) until the chocolate is completely melted and free of lumps.
Dip the caramel apples into the melted chocolate, turning until coated.
Sprinkle sea salt generously over the surface of each apple. Place onto the prepared baking sheet and place back into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Serve at room temperature or chilled, sliced into sections or whole.
You will not be able to resist these! Happy week of Halloween!