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Friday, June 6, 2014

Caramel Apple Bites

Do NOT try these!!!  The caramel did not stick to the apples it just fell off.  I consider myself to be pretty good in the kitchen but these just didn't cut it.

5-6 apples (again, I used Empire), washed, cored, and sliced into big chunks
Candy sticks
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
¾ cup butter
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup corn syrup
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla

If you decide to make them a little fancier: toasted almonds or pecans, bittersweet chocolate, or any other toppings that you choose. 
 
Grease the cookie sheet or wax paper so your apples don’t stick to the surface as they harden. 

Grab your heavy bottomed saucepan and stir together sugars, butter, condensed milk, corn syrup and salt.

 
While stirring constantly to keep the caramel from burning, bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and keep stirring until the mixture thickens to a deep caramel colour or until your candy thermometer reads 234-236 degrees F (112-113 degrees C).
 
Remove the caramel from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Let it cool for 5 minutes, while you chop up the nuts. 
 

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