Making caramel apples is an easy and tasty nod to autumn. A ready-to-go box for creating them at home is the perfect small gift for the DIY enthusiast or addition to a fall care package. In this post, I'm sharing my go-to kit for an easy and fun fall pastime.
The tradition of these sweet treats was popularized in the 1950s by a Kraft Foods employee repurposing a large stock of caramel. This food trend took off and since has evolved to include numerous recipes and toppings.
Being a season staple gives this box a nostalgia factor that will take the giftee back to fond memories. My first experience trying this dessert was Johnny Appleseed Day at my elementary school. We spent what felt like the whole day making them, I'm sure we didn't, and we learned a lot of math and reading skills. ;) All that to say, it was love at first bite.
This $20 caramel apple kit comes with a jar of cinnamon caramel, four wooden skewers, and a recipe card. All you need to add are freshly picked apples. It's ideal for the busy bee that wants to celebrate fall without the time to start from scratch.
Fat Toad Farm, located in Vermont, is an expert in producing goat's milk caramel sauces made with fresh, simple, and all-natural ingredients. The taste reflects that as the goat's milk and punch of cinnamon shine through in every bite. If cinnamon isn't your spice, or you want to add a variety to the gift package, try these additional flavors; original, Irish whiskey, and salted bourbon.
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The instructions are straightforward with little cook time and are ready in about 25 minutes.
Tips for making caramel apples:
-Wash and dry your apples to remove the waxy coat.
-Chill your apples one day before using them to help the caramel stick.
-Use parchment paper or a non-stick surface.
-Once made, store them in the refrigerator to maintain firmness and taste.
This treat can be enjoyed alone or shared with friends by wrapping them in cellophane and tying them with a ribbon or putting them in a gift box.
Until next time,
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