A family-fun Halloween Inspired Recipe

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Featured Articles | 1,623 comments

As you can see from my website, I love nothing more than spending quality time with my family by going on trips out and doing activities together.

Since Fall is upon us, this only means one thing – Halloween is on its way! This spooky holiday makes an excellent opportunity to dress your kids up and make some tasty Halloween treats together. Why not spend your Saturday afternoon bonding with your family by doing some festive baking together and leave watching a film or playing at FoxyBingo for a rainy day? Below is a recipe for the popular Halloween treat, Caramel Apples.

Caramel Apple recipe

Ingredients

8 Granny Smith apples
2 cups of golden caster sugar
1 tsp vinegar
4 tbsp golden syrup
Candy sprinkles and marshmallows (optional)

Method

Begin by boiling the kettle and pour all the water into a large bowl. Carefully place the apples into the water and give them a swirl. Doing this helps to remove the waxy coating from the apple skin which makes the caramel stick on much better.

Pluck out the apples and dry them thoroughly. Then twist off the stalks and carefully pierce a lolly stick through each apple.

Find a large roasting tin and line it with baking parchment. Place the apples on the parchment with the sticks pointing up in the air.

Meanwhile, tip the sugar and 100ml of water in a bowl and let the mixture simmer over a medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, tip in the vinegar and syrup. Once the mix is boiling or has reached the ‘hard crack’ stage, remove from the heat.

Dip and twist each apple in the caramel mix and place them on the baking parchment.
At this point, you could even sprinkle over some candy balls, chocolate drops or marshmallows for decoration.

Leave the apples to cool for a good hour or so before eating.

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