For a twisted treat
as Halloween approaches, give the classic caramel apple a crunchy makeover with
our favorite movie-marathon treat, popcorn! This recipe will create the most
out-of-this-world apples you’ve ever served up. Might wanna make this batch a
double, darlings. We’re thinking you’re gonna need ‘em.
Makes 4 caramel apples
1 quart freshly popped popcorn
1 (9.5 oz) package caramels, unwrapped (35 caramels)
1/4 cup light cream or “half and half’
4 lollipop sticks (or wooden candy apple sticks)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Decorative ribbon, optional
1. Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. Place a
sheet of waxed paper on work surface.
2. Heat caramels and cream in a small saucepan over
medium-low heat. Stir frequently until caramels are melted and cream is
blended into caramels.
Push a stick into an apple center and dip into caramel. Spoon caramel
over apple to coat.
3. Place caramel-coated apple into bowl of popcorn and press
popcorn onto caramel to cover. Place apple on waxed paper to set; repeat
with remaining apples.
4. Place chocolate chips in a small, resealable plastic
bag. Microwave 10 seconds and press chips to aid melting. Repeat,
heating at 10-second intervals, until chips are completely melted. Cut a
small corner off bag and squeeze chocolate onto each apple allowing chocolate
to drip down sides. Sprinkle with sugar sprinkles.
Tie a bow to each apple stick, if desired. To serve,
cut apple into slices.
BY GL ON 10/13/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN sweet treats, snack, fall recipes, easy party food, popcorn, apples, halloween, fall fun, apple picking