Elise Ruby's birthday party favors were these caramel apples- too bad I forgot to actually give them away!
Here's the thing, this caramel stays soft so I was keeping all of the apples in the fridge until everyone was leaving. So you see, because they weren't in plain sight, I plain forgot. It was a real "AAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHH" moment of frustration when I realized my mistake. I think the bigger issue I have now is how territorial my husband has become over these apples. I haven't seen him this obsessed and possessive over a dessert in a long time. It's not a good thing.
Don't get me wrong, I take it as a compliment that he likes these so much, but I really can't take any credit. I just followed the recipe from these lovely ladies. I'm not even posting the recipe because I followed it exactly, and there's no reason you shouldn't either. They've broken down the recipe step-by-step and it's not hard.
These are truly the best caramel apples I've ever had. As I said before, the caramel stays soft, so it melts wonderfully in your mouth. I also toasted some chopped cashews and drizzled over bittersweet chocolate on some of them. These additions just made it even more over-the-top-perfection! It's a unique caramel recipe with dark brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk and maple syrup.
If you're like me and trying to eat/bake your way through your latest apple picking extravaganza, these are a fun way to finish them off- just don't forget to share ;)