Peanut Butter Caramel Dipped Apples

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We went apple picking. I say that like it’s a confessional because everytime I go apple picking, I feel like a spoiled glutton. Me and the kids, walking treelined aisles. Picking plump little apples from weighted boughs. Stealing taste after taste of their crisp-crunchy fruit.

If that sort of saintly activity makes me feel like a glutton, imagine dipping those pure, perfect fruits into a warm pot of peanut butter caramel. It’s enough to make a girl feel downright naughty.

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But, oh. Sometimes naughty is so nice.

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Peanut Butter Caramel Apples

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup karo syrup
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt

Directions:

In a medium pot, bring butter, sugar, karo syrup, and heavy cream together until smooth and melty. Stir in peanut butter, then keep stirring over medium-heat. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 3-5 minutes (or, if you want to be technical, until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage). Remove from heat, allow the caramel to cool slightly, then dip skewered apples right on in it.

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Looking for a traditional caramel apple recipe?
Click here to find my favorite.

And, aren’t you just lurrrving those red & green caramel apple sticks? They are actually hard plastic straws, purchased in the hula-party section of my local Hobby Lobby. So fun!

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11 Responses to “Peanut Butter Caramel Dipped Apples”

  1. 1

    Mary Beth on October 11, 2010 at 10:38 pm Reply

    beautiful photos!!!
    These are so cute and they look absolutely divine!

  2. 2

    oneordinaryday on October 12, 2010 at 12:31 pm Reply

    Awesome presentation w/ those striped straws and they look delicious.

  3. 3

    Cares and Mimi on October 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm Reply

    Anything with peanut butter and caramel has to be delicious! Can't wait to try this! – Carrie

  4. 4

    screwdestiny on October 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm Reply

    Peanut butter + caramel + apples = crazy delicious!

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    Heavenly Housewife on October 13, 2010 at 1:53 am Reply

    What a fantastic apple recipe. I've got loads of apples this year from my trees in my garden, way more than I know what to do with. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    *kisses* HH

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    Shaina (Food for My Family) on October 13, 2010 at 9:06 am Reply

    These look absolutely delightful. I'm guessing the peanut butter makes the caramel easier to bite through, which would be an added bonus.

    The closest Hobby Lobby to me is 2 hours away. Maybe you can stock up and bring me a bunch of straws in New York? Hehehe.

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    Creative Cupcake Recipes on October 14, 2010 at 5:04 pm Reply

    Your apples look amazing. I bow tied at the top is a pretty touch.

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