Carnival Caramel Apples Recipe
Posted on October 26th in: Featured Recipes By: George
Recipe courtesy tasteofhome.com
With four kids (one child whose birthday is November 1), we celebrate Halloween in style around our house. These caramel apples are a tried-and-true favorite year after year. —Gail Prather, Bethel, Minnesota
½ cup butter, cubed
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 to 12 Popsicle sticks
10 to 12 medium tart apples, washed and dried
1 cup salted peanuts, chopped
In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter; add the brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil, about 10-12 minutes.
Stir in milk. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 248° (firm-ball stage).
Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
Insert Popsicle sticks into apples. Dip each apple into hot caramel mixture; turn to coat.
Dip bottom of apples into peanuts. Place on greased waxed paper until set.