A Favorite Fall Treat…

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sweater: h&m | shirt: jcrew {similar style on sale!} | jeans: zara {extremely similar pair} | boots: seychelles {old; similar hereneed these!} | bag: rebecca minkoff {currently 20% off!} | glasses: ray-ban {currently 20% off!} | watch: michael kors | rings: elizabeth & james, gucci, uo | lips: ‘red revival’ by maybelline

I took a quick trip to the cutest old-fashioned grocery store the other day and thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite fall treats! I purchased caramel candies and green apples and followed the below recipe to make some delicious semi-homemade caramel apples.

Happy Fall!

Photo (c) LittleMissFearless.com | Recipe via eHow.com
What you’ll need:

1 Tbsp salted butter
2 cups of caramel candies
Large pot (I used medium-sized pot for 1 cup caramels)
Wood spoon
Measuring cup
Milk, cream or sugar (optional)
Favorite toppings (e.g., slivered almonds, coconut, toffee, m&m’s, cinnamon, etc.)

Step 1:
Coat the inside of the pot with 1 Tbsp salted butter so the caramels don’t stick to the pot (instead of measuring out 1 Tbsp, I just unwrapped the stick of butter halfway and rubbed it along the inside of the pot). Be careful not to use too much butter as this could change the taste of the caramels. 
Step 2:
Unwrap the caramel candies and place them in a measuring cup (I used about 1 cup unwrapped caramels, which made about 3 caramel apples). It’s best to only melt 2 cups of caramel candies at a time so the caramel breaks down easier and more quickly, without burning.
Step 3:
Raise the stovetop heat to medium-high and add only a few caramels at a time (adding all at once could lead to scorching). Allow for the caramels to melt before adding more to the pot.
Step 4:
Continue stirring and cooking for up to 18 minutes. Keep a close eye on the caramels during this time and stir frequently. Add any milk, cream or sugar if your recipe calls for it (I did not add any of these, but recommend trying this recipe for doing so. I believe additional cream can help ensure the caramel is still soft after dipping the apples and cooling).
Step 5:
When all the caramel candies have melted, allow them to simmer and dip the apples in the pot one by one. The caramel will cool quickly once removed from heat, so be sure to keep the stove heat on low and continue stirring in between dips. Allow the dipped apples to cool on a sheet of wax paper coated with cooking spray.
BONUS: 
Before the caramel cools, sprinkle on your favorite topping (I recommend coconut or crushed Heath bars!). For the wood apple stick, I used wood skewers that we purchased for kabobs, but you can buy shorter sticks here or at your local grocery store. Tie a cute ribbon on each apple stick for presentation or gifting. Enjoy!

Outfit photos by Ashlee Brooke.

Amanda

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  1. Natali says:

    Perfect laid back outfit! Also, thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

    Posted Nov. 12, 2014 | Reply
  2. How cute! What a fun post

    Xx
    Dallastyleblog.com

    Posted Nov. 12, 2014 | Reply
  3. I love that leopard sweater and how you styled it with those amazing booties!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    Posted Nov. 12, 2014 | Reply
  4. I love that sweater! And now I'm totally craving caramel apples!

    xo Kylie
    http://www.dressinsparkles.com

    Posted Nov. 12, 2014 | Reply
  5. Gorgeous!
    Love that sweater!
    -Adrienne. xo

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    Posted Nov. 12, 2014 | Reply
  6. I just love this leopard sweater over jcrew shirt combo! Too cute!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

    Posted Nov. 12, 2014 | Reply
  7. These look amazing!! I will have to try this for Thanksgiving with the family!
    Love your sweater! I have one very similiar!

    -Tiffany
    http://www.glamorizewithgrace.com

    Posted Nov. 13, 2014 | Reply
  8. Diana says:

    Lovely sweater!!

    xo,Diana
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

    Posted Nov. 13, 2014 | Reply
  9. Libby G. says:

    Your sweater is adorable! And those caramel apples look divine! It's on my to-do list now!

    Libby
    Stylin' Iowan Blog

    Posted Nov. 13, 2014 | Reply
  10. Lisa says:

    That sweater is so cute – just bummed it is sold out online.

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

    Posted Nov. 13, 2014 | Reply
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