Caramel Apples for Fall

caramel-apples-skyeOne of my favorite dessert treats in the world is a caramel apple. Somehow when the leaves start falling, something inside me craves one at least once a week. I recently took my daughter to walk around the shops of downtown Franklin and we bought a caramel apple to share and it was simply delicious. 

So this past week, I decided to try my hand at it and we made our own homemade caramel apples. As you might imagine, they’re not hard to make. We bought the caramel apple wraps at the store (they’re next to the apples in the apple isle) and followed the easy directions on the package. Once the apples were coated with caramel, we got a small bowl of chopped pecans and peanuts and dipped our apples into the bowl of nuts as the caramel was cooling.  Then we took a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and melted them in microwave in a small Ziploc bag. We heated them in 30 second increments to mix the melting chocolate. We cut one of the corners of baggie with scissors (a small hole) and drizzled the chocolate on top of caramel apples then add more nuts.

Sure, they can get a little messy, but that’s part of the fun.  Making the caramel apples together was a great family project that will be a new fall tradition for us.

Hope you enjoy!