Visions of candy corn and Reese's Pieces may be dancing in your head this Halloween, but let's not forget some of the ghoulish holiday's other popular sweet treats: gooey caramel apples and salty-sweet popcorn balls. Which do you prefer?
FabSugar and I are totally obsessed with the card game Apples to Apples. We love it so much that we're gathering an intimate group to play the game. Fab's providing the party space and I'm in charge of the cuisine. The savory menu features apples and the dessert is no different. I'm making these caramelized apple sundaes. They're a delightful combination of caramelized apple wedges, cinnamon ice cream, pecan-oat crumble, and whipped cream. How amazing does that sound?! After we play the game, I'll invite everyone into the kitchen to help assemble the sundaes. It's the perfect sweet finish to what's sure to be a successful event. To check out the recipe, read more
Since we should all enjoy this tasty treat, I've found two recipes for you to choose from. The first is simple enough to make with kids because it uses store bought caramels.
For a slightly more challenging but fantastically frightful treat, the second recipe uses spun sugar to create a cobweb effect. Then it garnishes the apples with plastic critters.
To select a recipe and make this nostalgic dessert, read more
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Although they are messy and difficult to eat, caramel apples are super easy to make! All you do is jam a stick into the apples and dip them into melted caramel squares.
This nostalgic dessert is a fabulous way to welcome the arrival of October, and would be fun to make with kids. It takes at least an hour for the caramel to harden, so make these apples in advance. Get the scrumptious recipe when you read more