Falling in Love with Fall – Sept. OAM Event

We love fall. Hands down fall is our favorite season! The leaves change (sort of change in Los Angeles), sweaters, scarves, boots, Starbuck’s Fall drinks are released… basically it’s just an amazing time of the year.

In September we wanted to bring a little fall around too! Another one of our fall favorites, Caramel Apples! None of us have ever made our own, and what a better time to do so then right now!

Let’s just start with this – making caramel apples isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do. Let’s say we dipped about 12 apples…. the first 8 were science experiences. But that’s all in the fun of doing something new! Mess it up, and when you get it right, all of you get so pumped your dancing with joy!

Now, for the How To and Tips on How to NOT do.

What you need:

12 Apples
12 Wooden Skewers
2 Package Caramel Candies
Toppings of choice

Set up your toppings and wash off your apples. Tip number 1 – have this stuff ready to rock before you melt your caramel! Lay out wax paper near your workstation for after your apples have been dipped.

Insert your wooden skewers at the top of your apples for ease of dipping.

For the caramel. You can either make your own with a caramel candy recipe, or for the easy way – – the way we did it… buy a package of caramel candies.

Melt the caramel with low heat on the stove top. When it’s silky smooth looking, it’s ready for some dipping. Remove caramel from stove top (if work station is in another location).

Dip apple into caramel and cover.Let drip and somewhat harden on apple while still over caramel pot.

We recommend placing the caramel apple on your wax paper for approximately 1 minute before applying toppings. We learned the hard way – see. (The what NOT to do…)

Each of us brought a topping to enjoy, from Heath bars, fall colored sprinkles, Reese’s Pieces, graham cracker crumbs, and salt… Once your caramel has somewhat hardened on your apple, you can then dip the apple into your toppings. This proved to be the best method!

Once your apple has been loaded with toppings, place back onto wax paper and set in refrigerator to allow caramel to harden completely. Then it should look like this! 

Enjoy!

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11 Comments on “Falling in Love with Fall – Sept. OAM Event”

  1. October 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Fall is by far my favorite season, too! Thanks for the post and for helping it feel like fall (even though it’s supposed to be over 100 here in the wine country north of San Francisco today!!!!

    • October 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

      We are having the same gross heat! Ready for the low 70’s that’s for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. sheargeniousfashioneasta
    October 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Those look so good!

  3. Kitt Crescendo
    October 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    I’ve never done caramel apples, though I love to eat them. This may need to be added to my list of projects.

    • October 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

      Yes! Do it, let us know how it goes! 🙂

      I’ve also seen posts with cutting them and doing Caramel Apple bites, might be easier to dip. That might have to be a must try too!

  4. October 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    Ohmygosh! Carmel apples with reece’s pieces and graham cracker crumbs? Genius!

    • October 2, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

      Exactly! Plus you can get the Reece’s Pieces on sale right now for Halloween! The Heath was pretty delicious too!

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