Friday, October 7, 2011

Desserts For Fall: S'more Candy Apples . . .

(photo courtesy of the TomKat Studio)

What do you get when you combine two of my favorite desserts for fall, candy apples & s'mores?  Yep, you guessed it!  And isn''t the woodland dessert stand just amazing as well?  Rustic & whimsical and perfect for fall!  These desserts are simple & festive and even pack a bit of a healthy fruit punch!  Maybe this isn't what they had in mind when they said, "An Apple a Day . . ." but it sure is a ton more fun!


S'more Candy Apples


Ingredients:

~ 6 Granny Smith apples
~ 6 wooden sticks
~ 1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
~ 2 tablespoons water
~ 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
~ 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
~ 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
~ 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

~ Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased aluminum foil.
~ Combine caramels and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until caramel melts and is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Dip each apple into the caramel and gently run apples around insides of saucepan to scrape off some of the caramel. Scrape excess caramel from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan.
~ Combine the miniature marshmallows and graham crackers on a dinner plate. Roll the apples in the mixture to coat. Place on the aluminum foil and chill.
~ Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over the apples and return them to the refrigerator until ready to serve:)



Now just when you were wondering what in the world you were going to do with all of those apples you picked last week at your local Orchard Festival, we come along and take care of your problem for you!  Have a wonderful weekend!!
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