I don't know why but I always associate the Fall as the time to make caramel apples.
When I was younger, every Fall my mom would plan a Saturday to make some of these yummy delights. But, what made it more fun was that she also planned for making some for our friends and neighbors. If a new family had moved into the neighborhood over the course of the year, we would make them some candy apples. Also, we would make some for our friends and then take them over to them. Candy apples always brought good cheer to everyone!
It was such a fun activity that I look back on now and
always smile about. In fact, I’ve just
started making these fun apples on my own for my sister-in-law and her family or
for my other family members. Making these are just such a “Fallish” thing to do!
For this to be a kid friendly activity you need a super easy recipe! We never made anything over the top with our caramel apples so I have the perfect recipe for you. And, if you want some ideas for toppings (toppings always make the apples look more festive :)), sign up for my list of 25 amazing toppings down below or on the right hand side of this page!
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Spray the wax paper with cooking spray. Stick the popsicle sticks into the apples and set on the wax paper. Next, get out a knife that you can use to spread the caramel sauce on the apples. Unwrap all of the caramel pieces and drop them in a heavy saucepan. Then, add the milk. Turn a burner on medium-low heat and stir. Stir constantly or you will burn the caramel. Once everything is melted and all blended together, remove the pan from the heat. Then, start coating the apples and placing them back onto the wax paper. If you are adding any toppings, sprinkle the toppings on at this point before the caramel hardens.
You might be wondering what exactly kids can do to get
involved in this project. Actually, they
can do quite a bit.
The above list are just a few simple ways that you can get your kids involved in making the apples. They will feel like they’ve been so helpful and it’s a fun way that you can spend time in the kitchen with your kids.
Just letting the kids watch you is going to be a lot of fun for them. But, spice up the mood with a few of these tips:
So, plan out a morning/afternoon and head into the kitchen to make some caramel apples with the kids! And, if you want that free list of 25 toppings for your candy apples, sign up below!
Happy Fall, Everyone!