Tuesday, December 20, 2011

D-I-Y caramel apples

i made these goody treats that can feast our eyes on christmas holidays!.

what you need:

7 to 9 fuji apples or granny smith apples
7 to 9 popsicles or wooden sticks

for the caramel:

 1 cup sugar white, 1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 unsalted butter
1 can condensed milk (300 ml)
2/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla ( optional)

what to do:

wash the apples very well. rub dry with a clean towel to remove the wax from the skin and allow caramel to adhere.
insert a wooden stick on the stem end of each apple.

make the caramel:

combine all ingredients except vanilla  in a heavy-buttomed saucepan. bring to a boil. stir continuously, making sure to stir the bottom and scrape the sides to prevent scorching. its better to use wooden spoon.
reduce heat to low. stir often until thickened and a deep caramel color is achieved. If using candy thermometer between 234 deg F and 236 deg F. If you dont have one, test by dropping 1 teaspoon caramel into a bowl of cold water. If it forms a soft but still pliable ball, the caramel is ready.
remove from heat. stir in vanilla.let cool for 5 minutes.

Line a large plate with parchment paper.
swirl a whole apple, except the top, into caramel. twirl and tap until excess caramel drips back into the pan.

To decorate, dip apple in chopped nuts or crushed cookies. place on baking sheet. let it cool.
If you want to swirl with chocolates be sure that the caramel apples have cooled. You can drizzle or coat it and sprinkle with nuts, candy sprinkles or marshmallows, if desired.

I made a caramel apples coated with white and semi sweet chocolates.
Hope you like it!.... perfect christmas goodies!


  1. Yummy! One of my favorite treats.

    ~Mrs. Delightful