Yesterday we did something that I have never done before. Make caramel apples! I absolutely love apples and caramel, but I’ve never tried to make caramel apples before and I’ve always thought it looked fun so I decided I was going to try it! One of the many reasons that I love Brandi is because she’s always willing to do random crafty stuff with me. Probably because she knows that there is a really good chance that something with go hysterically wrong and we’ll end up in tears from laughing. Whatever her reasons, I’m so glad she does!
I don’t know why, but I just figured it would be harder to make these than it really was. I think the hardest part was finding everything we needed in the store. Of course we couldn’t make up our minds on what we wanted so that didn’t exactly make it any easier. Thanks to the guys for helping even though it was only because they wanted to get out of Wal-Mart and home to watch the football game, we appreciate you doing all the leg work either way!
I didn’t realize how fast the caramel would start to cool and set. It did make it a little hard to get it on the apples, but we made it work. We didn’t have any wax paper so we just put them on plates and hoped that it would be easy to get them off. The instructions on the bag of caramel said to put them in the refrigerator for an hour to let them set, but we didn’t have the room in the fridge so we just left them on the counter and they set up just fine. In fact I always think it was better because the caramel set enough that it wasn’t falling all over the place, but it was still soft enough that it wasn’t hard to eat.
I think this just might become a tradition for our two families. Go to the pumpkin patch, come home and carve pumpkins and make caramel apples. High five for traditions.