October 17, 2008

Our Family Caramel Recipe

This is a wonderful recipe for either Caramel Apples or Caramel Popcorn Balls!! It would not be Fall without a yummy Caramel Treat! My Mom is a great Cook! I always remember her homemade goodies for special occasions. Maybe that is why us girls got together before Matt and I's wedding and made HUNDREDS of Caramel Popcorn Ball's for our wedding favor. They were yummy! Thanks girls for all your help! (Mom, Robin, Grandma, Natalie, Erica) Love ya!
****POPCORN BALLS AT OUR WEDDING****

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our Family does..


***CARAMEL APPLES***

1 CUP BUTTER
2 CUPS FIRMLY PACKED LIGHT BROWN SUGAR
1 CUP LIGHT CORN SYRUP
1 CAN (15OZ) SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT
8-10 WOODEN STICKS
8-10 MEDIUM SIZE APPLES(I LIKE GOLDEN DELICIOUS)
NUTS CHOPPED (TOASTED ALMONDS ARE GREAT!)

**MELT BUTTER IN A 3-QUART SAUCEPAN. STIR IN SUGAR, CORN SYRUP & SWEET & CONDENSED MILK; MIXING WELL. BRING TO BOILING OVER MEDIUM HEAT, STIRRING FREQUENTLY. COOK TO FIRM BALL STAGE (245 DEGREES) STIRRING FREQUENTLY, TAKES ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES. REMOVE FROM HEAT; STIR IN VANILLA. PUT WOODEN STICK IN EACH APPLE AT THE CORE. DIP APPLE INTO CARAMEL MIXTURE TO COVER. DIP APPLE INTO NUTS IF DESIRED. PLACE ON WAXED PAPER TO ALLOW CARAMEL TO SET. STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE OR REFRIGERATE AFTER COOLED. USE WITHIN 2-3 DAYS
** ALSO GREAT FOR POPCORN BALLS :)

9 comments:

The Bischoff's said...

oooh yummy! Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

Making those balls was a blast! What a pretty picture you have of them.

Love ya,
Robin

Chelsey and Jared Meier said...

Yummy! I am definitely going to make these soon! I love you Jen! Thanks for sharing this.You are so fun and I miss you lots!

Mike & Cody said...

I feel deprived that you didn't invite me to the purse party. Haven't had a new one since the beginning of summer!!! Hey I am going to have a "slumber party" Do you want to come? I don't know for sure what date it is but you should for sure come visit. Love and miss you too.

Tasha said...

Thanks for the recipe! I will have to try it out!

Natalie said...

Now I want one of those. Too bad I'm a beached whale who has no energy to go make them. Maybe I can get the YW to make them for something :)

Kristy said...

I am so glad you left the recipe!!! I love any recipe you'll give, you are an amazing cook. I remember those popcorn balls from your wedding. I can't wait to try it out!

kimbob said...

I must have missed this post but am excited to try it!~ I love caramel apples. Might have to be creative like Rocky Mtn Chocolate Factory and add chocolate and candy bars on it! THANKS!

Anonymous said...

keep the recipes coming jen....whoaa..i better get more recipe cards, i love looking for recipe blogs. i'm going to make this with myia. thanks!!!!