It is almost Halloween.
I used to love halloween when my kids were young. Making their costumes, decorating the house and making homemade halloween treats to give out to the trick and treaters.
Yes-years ago we were allowed to give homemade treats to the kids who came to our door. Sadly, its not allowed anymore.
I used to make popcorn balls, caramel apples and various chocolate treats.
Oh I miss those days.
I am sharing a recipe for gluten free caramel apples. While making the caramel takes a bit of time, it is well worth the effort in the end.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Apples(I had very large to small apples)
- Popsicle sticks or wooden skewers
- Melted white or dark chocolate
- Chopped nuts or seeds, sprinkles or chocolate chips
- In a medium saucepan melt the butter and brown sugar.
- Once melted add the corn syrup and heat on medium.
- Stirring and watching until it comes to a boil.
- Add the condensed milk.
- Add a candy thermometer to the pot.
- Stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, cook until temperature reaches 250 degrees.
- You don’t really want to leave the pot while this is cooking.
- Remove and stir in vanilla.
- Dip apples into caramel and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Let sit for 15 minutes.
- Melt chocolate ave drizzle over apples and sprinkle with various ingredients.
- Cool in refrigerator.