As a kid, I remember going to Park City and staring through a window at these fancy perfect gourmet caramel apples and thinking to myself, “why the heck don’t my family’s look like that?!” My mom used store bought caramels and made according to my package, which don’t get me wrong- is great, but did they really ever look beautiful… no, not likely :)
The apples I was staring at though the window were gorgeous. Almost too pretty to eat. Not only did they have caramel, but they had chocolate, they had oreos, they had candy, they looked like something you wanted to frame.
I tried to make caramel apples last year, but to no avail, they looked much like my moms. This year however, I stumbled across THEE PERFECT dipping caramel recipe for apples from Our Best Bites. Those gourmet apples in the window… yeah, pretty much nailed it :) Okay, maybe that is a slight gross exaggeration, but I have yet to find a caramel as delicious and easy to work with than this recipe.
If you are looking for a great after-school-snack or family activity, this is the recipe for you. Kids love making their own… and me, well, lets just say it became quite the competition who could get theirs the most beautiful. And by competition… the only one completing was myself. My siblings were having too much fun to care about beauty. I, on the other hand, wanted to make apples worthy enough to align themselves with the ones behind the window. Needless to say, we all had fun making AND eating them :)
(recipe from: Our Best Bites)