It is apple picking time and you should try making candy apples! Your Au Pair will love these sticky treats, or at least your kids will! Find out from your Au Pair what her family and friends do to make apples a tasty treat this time of year. Maybe experiment and try a new recipe from his or her native land.
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Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
A great old fashion fall treat. Kids love them and they are easy to make. Perfect for a Halloween party or special treat.
1 cup chopped nuts (peanuts are best)
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 craft sticks (pointy on one end)
Thoroughly wash and dry apples and insert craft sticks firmly. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Place chopped nuts in bowl. Over high heat cook 3/4 cup of cream, corn syrup, butter and sugar until the syrup is golden (280 degrees on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat and carefully add remaining cream and vanilla. Stir and mix through. Dip each apple into the caramel and swirl to coat. Once coated, dip into nuts and then place on parchment lined baking pan to cool. (Makes 8 apples)
Nuts are optional. Can be replaced with confetti sprinkles, mini M&Ms, or mini marshmallows.
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