i don't know if i've mentioned this on my blog or not, but one of my favorite parts of fall is caramel apples. even just typing the words made a little homer simpson drool come out of the corner of my mouth...
i attempted to make them the other day for the first time... they came out delicious and weird, but mostly delicious.
so let's go over what i did!
what you need:
1 bag of caramels
2 tbs milk
1 bag of walnuts
1 tbs salt
four or five medium apples
i ate some of the caramels beforehand, so i probably didn't have the full amount i was supposed to :)
i unwrapped all the caramels one by one, and plopped them into this sauce pan with the 2tbs milk. then set it on a low-medium heat, and stirred it around constantly until it melted. add salt.
i had no sticks, which i do NOT recommend. the first apple, i just plopped right into the caramel all by itself and spooned it out (BIG MISTAKE.) by the second apple, i at least wised up and dipped it in with a fork...
i also gradually learned that it was best to let the caramel cool slightly on the apple... so that it was more sticky and less melty when i went to roll it in the walnuts.
rolling them in the nuts... i honestly think i was supposed to use a different nut other than walnut, but it was really delicious either way. the only thing i'd recommend is a finer chopped nut than the one seen here.
in the end the apples beat me.
the type of caramel i used, plus the cumbersome walnuts were the downfall. eventually all the nuts pretty much slipped all the way to the bottom. even so, they were more delicious than i thought possible.
ps, you should've seen me eating these with just my fingers...
oh well, it was a (tasty) experiment...