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Entries in Chocolate (34)

Wednesday
May272015

Banana Split Frozen Dessert

There are soooooo many days when I feel like ALL I do is answer questions. At the end of the day I wish I would have tallied the number of questions that were catapulted in my direction. I'd need to hire someone to keep track for me because I am too busy with the ANSWERING OF QUESTIONS.

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Saturday
May162015

Chocolate Mixed Berry Crumble Bars

This week has had a sad undertone. It was my last week spent just with Sammy before kindergarten begins. I threw in a few extra special things for us to enjoy together that I will carry with me forever. I will miss so many things next year! Including our weekly grocery store trips when Sammy BEGS me to please, Mommy, please get mooooorrrre berries.

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Monday
Dec292014

Double Chocolate Puff Corn

As you may have been able to gauge from my recent posts, I have been consuming WAY too many calories. My clothes are SNUG. I saw a photo of myself from a few days ago and gasped. Why is it that we see things in photos that we cannot see in mirrors? Anyhow, this madness has to stop. But before I do anything extreme, I have a few more indulgent recipes to snarf down...er, post about.

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Saturday
Oct042014

Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies

Literally when the calendar flips over to October every year, I begin instantly craving a couple of things: scary movies, soup, hot bubble baths, breathing in the crisp fall air and....CANDY. The other night, on October 1st to be exact, after the boys were in bed and Dan and I were in lounge mode, we both expressed intense desires for candy.

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Monday
Oct282013

Salted chocolate caramel apples

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!

Salted Chocolate Caramel Apples

A sprinkling of sea salt and a bit of chocolate turn caramel apples into an extravagant dessert!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Oct 28, 2013

Serves: 4-6

Total time: 1 hr

Salted Chocolate Caramel Apples

Ingredients: 

  • 6 medium apples, washed and dried completely
  • 11-oz. bag caramel bits (or caramel squares unwrapped)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 10-oz. bag dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
Instructions:
  1. Through the stems, puncture each apple with a popsicle or cookie stick. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and coat generously with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Pour the caramel bits and the water into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring after each) until the caramel is melted and free of lumps. Dip the apples into the melted caramel, turning until coated. Place the caramel apples onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Cut away the “caramel puddle” from the bottom of each apple. Place wax paper onto another baking sheet and coat generously with cooking spray. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals (stirring after each) until the chocolate is melted and free of lumps. Dip the caramel apples into the melted chocolate, turning until coated. Sprinkle sea salt evenly over the surface of each apple. Place onto the prepared baking sheet and place back in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Serve at room temperature or chilled, sliced into sections or whole.