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Columbus Day Caramel Apples

I thought I had better write about some of our autumn activities before winter sets in completely. (We did have our first accumulation of snow on the ground last night–yay!) This year’s fall season was beautiful, but short. It seems like the leaves dropped rather quickly.

Back in October, while Stephen was away at the teachers’ convention, Amy and I went out for dinner. We ate at a little coffee shop cafe and caught up with each other a little bit. Even though we live only 15 minutes apart, attend the same church, and are in the same family, that doesn’t mean we see each other frequently! Amy’s been working so much that we go weeks at a time without spending time together.

After a yummy meal and a cozy cup of coffee, we headed to the grocery store to make caramel apples. I had seen this “recipe” in a magazine for mini caramel apples that I had been wanting to try, so this was the perfect time! You might be thinking, “Mini apples?” We used a melon baller to scoop out little apple chunks and then coated them with caramel and sprinkles. Yum! I think we may have started a new tradition–making caramel apples every Columbus Day! We’ll see if I even remember next October 12th. šŸ™‚

Making a Yummy Treat!
Making a Yummy Treat!

The caramel didn’t actually stick to the apples since the little apple chunks no longer had a peel on them. The recipe called for melted butterscotch or peanut butter chips instead. Now I know why!

2 thoughts on “Columbus Day Caramel Apples

  1. I will ditto Ruth Anna’s comment–I saw a recipe for mini-caramel apples and was wanting to try it. I’ll make sure I follow the correct recipe when I do it šŸ™‚ Love ya!

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