31 Days of Halloween – Day 14
A retro recipe for caramel-taffy apples.
Caramel Apples Recipe
I decided a long time ago that it was easier to make caramel from scratch than it was to open a hundred or so individually wrapped caramels. If kids were around, I made them open the caramels but then I had to be willing to give up more than a few of them. This year, I used an old Good Housekeeping recipe for caramel-taffy apples, and dressed them in Wilton Spider Mix Sprinkles.
- 6 washed medium apples
- 6 popsicle sticks
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup white corn syrup
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Wilton Spider Mix Sprinkles
- Wash and dry apples. Insert popsicle stick into stem end of each apple.
- In medium heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, condensed milk, and vanilla. Cook slowly, stirring constantly, to 230°F on candy thermometer, or until a little mixture in cold water forms a very stiff ball. Working quickly, dip each apple into caramel, twirling it until well coated. Place, apples on well buttered dish. Coat with spider mix sprinkles as desired.
Adapted from Good Housekeeping Cookbook, 1957.